WASHINGTON - Tucked inside one of the region's busiest small airports is a museum hoping to get a boost with a new exhibit and sky-high event.
The Freedom Museum in the main terminal at Manassas Regional Airport gets about 7,000 visitors each year. Its latest acquisition -- the nose of a World War II-era B-25 bomber -- is about to go on tour.
"Our vision with that is to take it to the high schools and middle schools," says retired Navy Capt. Jim Porter, a volunteer at the museum. "We're going to have a re-enactor dress up as Jimmy Doolittle, and he's going to tell the story of the Doolittle Raid."
The cockpit of the nose is complete with gauges and shows a realistic picture of what World War II pilots used in the air, Porter says.
The museum also will be hosting an air show this weekend featuring helicopter rides and a P-51 Mustang. For more information on the air show, click here.
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