Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday thru Saturday
Montgomery County, Texas
Located at: 1506 I-45 North Feeder
P.O. Box 2262
Conroe, TX 77305-2262
Jack Shepherd's Airplane Collection
A Sampling of Jim Ulrich's Photo Collection
Robert (Bob) L. Crippen, Local Astronaut
The Board Members of The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County which includes our Exhibit Committee, Linda Hanover, Sue Hughes, and Barri Greer are pleased to present our current Exhibit of Model Airplanes and Astronaut Memorabilia for your enjoyment!
Jack Shepherd, local airplane aficionado, provided for the exhibit, his collection which include:
32 Model Airplanes, 12 Books, 72 Story Boards and 4 Bullets.
Jim Ulrich, local CPA, has offered four of his prized photos for display which include:
Astronaut Joe Allen drinking orange juice in space, Astronaut Bruce McCandless, developing a suit UU2 (Untethered in Space) the first Astronaut Untethered in space, Apollo 15 with Commander Dave Scott and Astronauts Jim Irwin and Al Worden taking the first drive on the moon, Astronauts Vance Brand and William Lenoir in their space suits in the capsule.
Robert (Bob) L. Crippen, local Astronaut, provided a portion of his space memorabilia which include:
A photo of the Applo IV Launch autographed for the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County by Bob Crippen, 6 color pictures 8 x 12 of Space Gemini 11 and Apollo 1981, a heavy metal bolt mounted on wood from the launching pad with tile from the 1st Columbia Flight still connected. The space craft held the bolt down until the launch and then would break when the shuttle was launched, two Survival Kits from training equipment when Crippen was in the Navy, Khaki colored outer garment which held tools for the Astronauts. It also has a Flashlight attached, Gold 2 piece Sky Lab Jumpsuit worn during the Medical Experimental Altitude Test which lasted 50 days and used at NASA NOT in space, A gold framed space picture with fellow Astronauts~ Photo of 4 Men and 2 Women – (Mission STS 99).
Other photos include:
Kevin R. Kregel, Mission Commander, Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie, Pilot, Janet L. Kavandi, Mission Specialist, Janice E. Voss, Mission Specialist, Mamoru Mohri, Mission Specialist (NASDA), Gerhard P.J. Thiele, Mission Specialist
We especially enjoy exhibiting local collections, so
please consider contacting us if you have something you'd like to share.
These collections don't have to be historical. They can be of varied
interests. The collections can be loaned to the Museum for a period of three
months. They will be displayed in locked glass cases so they will be safe.
Site maintained by:
Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Texas
Sally Copley, Director