Revolving Exhibit

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Exhibit - through the end of August

A display celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing which occurred on July 20, 1969.  The exhibit will feature the collection of Galen Weakley. He was assigned to the Saturn/Apollo program in 1963 and worked at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for seven years. He was there during the moon landing.  Galen was the first IBM Saturn/Apollo engineer and charter member of the launch team.

The display includes Kennedy Space Center patches, plaques received by Weakley for his service, photos, booklets, newspaper covering the moon landing, and other artifacts.  Weakley passed away in 1995 in Cobden. His widow, Mary Anna Weakley of Cobden, loaned the items for the exhibit.

The Union County Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.