The San Francisco Aeronautical Society is proud to announce that it recently acquired a diverse and varied collection of TWA (Trans World Airlines) memorabilia that it donated to the SFO Museum.   The items come from the TWA Museum located in Kansas City, Missouri   These two museums have had a long partnership in exhibitions and these objects will allow SFO Museum to both fill gaps within its collection and display popular objects more frequently.

This acquisition includes two model airplanes, a set of first class menus from the 1960s, as well as items that reflect the inflight fashion during these bygone decades of aviation.    The uniform pieces provide a glimpse of TWA’s “couture” with a winter “Cutout” jacket from 1944, a hat from 1955, and dresses from the 1960s.   “We are so happy to donate these collectables to the museum so they can be shared both in person on display at the museum and online, giving everyone a glimpse into the glamour of flying back in the day” commented Eric Starks, President of the SFAS.   Megan Callan, Asst. Director Museum Affairs added “we are grateful to the Society for its dedication to acquire and gift such important pieces to the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum Louis A Turpen Museum and Archives so that together we can preserve and appreciate aviation history.”

Stay tuned for more exciting news of other aviation artifacts being acquired this year!

TWA (Trans World Airlines), flight attendant winter dress (left); 1968; Menu c. 1960s (right)