Speaker Series

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The Museum's free Speaker Series offers in 2019 its 17th year of presenters covering a wide range of aviation and space topics.  The Series begins in April and continues through November on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, except when that  day is a federal holiday.  These presentations, held at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River, MD are FREE and open to the public. A photo ID is required for entry into the facility.. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For Groups of 12 or more:

Make First Mondays a Museum Tour, Supper and Speaker Night


Take a 90 minute tour of the Museum’s indoor exhibits and the outdoor exhibit of aircraft ($5 per person, 3:30 – 4:45pm ), enjoy supper  via a five minute drive to By The Docks Restaurant  where Monday night Special is Lobster Night (https://bythedocks.com 5 – 6:30pm), and attend the speaker presentation 7 – 8:30pm with Free Admission. Schedule your group’s visit at 410-682-6122 by leaving a message for Debi.

A photo ID for adults is required for entry into the speaker series facility at the Lockheed Martin auditorium

 2021 Speaker Series

February 1 - Zoom Meeting - Chuck Trainor - The Battle of Midway

7 PM Zoom link:


March 1 - 7 PM - Zoom Meeting - Mike Simons, Director of the National Electronics Museum - "Project Problem Child: Electronic Warfare in the Jet Age" - Zoom Meeting link.

April 5 - 7 PM - Zoom Meeting - Dr. Tom Jones - “Dawn of the Space Shuttle: April 12, 1981”

More Information to Come

Past Speakers

World War I

William Armstrong   Maryland in WWI


World War II

Nedda Thomas    Hump Pilot (Flying the Hump) 

Rick Beyer             Ghost Army of World War II

Dr. Roger Miller    Berlin Airlift 1948-1949

Bob Dorr                Mission to Berlin

Bernie Sledzik       Battle of the Bulge

Jerome Beser       Radar Operator Lt. Jacob Beser

Ellis Woodward    Combat School, Flying Hell

Amy Nathan          Yankee Doodle Gals

Jack Burkert          Baltimore’s Big Three Industries

Tom Culbert          PanAfrica 1941

Maureen O’Prey    Allied women in WWII 

Patrick Weadon   "Battle of Midway" 

Wolfgang Samuel "German Boy, my story of survival in WWII and                                      the postwar years." 

Kevin Grantham    The Development of the Fisher P-75A 

Chuck Trainor     The Battle of Midway                                

Martin Airplanes

Jack Breihan​              The Martin 202, Martin's Biggest Mistake

Dr. Roger Miller         Billy Mitchell and Martin Planes

Norman Augustine   Martin Aviation History

Stan Piet                     Martin Aviation History

Leon Shulman           B-26 Pilot

Stan Piet                     The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane

Stan Piet                      The Glenn L. Martin Story - 1910 - 1960s

    Directions to the  2019 speaker series:

             Lockheed Martin Auditorium
                 2323 Eastern Boulevard,

                  Middle River, MD 21220

Travel I-95 north to Rt 43 and exit, turning right onto Rt 43. 

Continue until the road ends at Eastern Blvd.


Turn right on Eastern Blvd.

Get into the left lane.


Turn left at the light after Wilson Point Road (convenience store here)


Turn right into the first parking lot and head straight ahead towards the large administration building where the Speaker Series auditorium is located. 

Stan Piet   "The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane"


Tom Jones                    Next Earth

                                        The Astronaut

                                        Panel on Pluto Project

                                        Human Space Exploration

                                        Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)

                                        Mining the Skies

                                        Charting a Course in Space

                                        Near Earth Objects

                                 Apollo 11 mission, “One Giant Leap'

                                   Space shuttle stories

Don Thomas                 The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle

Dr. Michael Stanford    Last Rockets to the Moon

Massimo Stiavelli         James Webb Space Telescope

Cheryl Reed                  DART Project

Jason Kalirai                  Hubble Space Telescope


Mike Scassero              University of Maryland

Aaron Harrington       Aberdeen Proving Ground

Belinda & Terry Kilby   Elevated Element

Misc. Aviation Themes

Al Pollard                        Martin State Airport

Donna Suwall                 The 99's

Carl Bobrow                   Gen. George Owen Squier, Military Aviation Pioneer

Barry Lanman                 Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross

Susan Maule                   Women Airline Pilots

Vic Kilkowski                   Maryland Air National Guard

and Guy Walsh 

Susan Loricchio              The Golden Age of Aviation

Philip Allen                      Volunteer animal transport pilot

Captain Jeff Long         Helicopter pilot for WJZ TV 

Peter Plostins                  Computational modeling and testing of aerospace system 

Tom Jones                       Nuclear Bomber Down: The Cold War Comes to 1964  Maryland Jane Toskes                  Air Race Classic          

Ernie Snowden             The Winged Brothers

Contact us:


P.O. Box 5024

Middle River, MD 21220-0024



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Martin State Airport

701 Wilson Pt. Road, Suite 531

Middle River,  MD 21220

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Closed on Major Holidays

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