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National Balloon Museum
1601 N. Jefferson Way Highway 65 69 North
Indianola , Iowa 50125
United States

Company Description: The National Balloon Museum dedicates itself to providing the public with a comprehensive understanding of ballooning and its history through its exhibitions and...   more
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Becky Wigeland is in one of ...
www.dmregister.com, 19 July 2007 [cached]
Becky Wigeland is in one of the best-kept secrets in the state of Iowa - she is the curator of the National Hot Air Balloon Museum.According to Wigeland, few people know about the museum, despite its existence for over 20 years.
"We have been around a long time," said Wigeland."Even people in Des Moines haven't heard of us."
After the National Balloon Championships came to Indianola in 1970, the Balloon Federation of America began to gather balloon related items for Indianola.It was the early stages of the museum.
"The first few years all (the BFA) did was they had it in boxes," said Wigeland.
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"We are three different organizations," said Wigeland.
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The museum has a wide variety of features and according to Wigeland, it is a wonderful destination for families because it hosts activities for children.
"We have a children's learning area and we have a book basket that children can lay in and read books about balloons," said Wigeland.
Wigeland has hopes that the guests take an interest in ballooning and learn about the thrill of balloon riding.
"I love balloons and I love history and I like people," said Wigeland."All those come together.
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www.bfa.net, 21 Jan 2011 [cached]
And Becky Wigeland, curator of the National Balloon Museum extends this invitation:
International Aeronauts League - News
interaeroleague.com, 24 May 2006 [cached]
"Ballooning has been around since the 1700s, but Ed Yost is the first to create the modern hot air balloon," National Balloon Museum curator Becky Wigeland said.
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"On Saturday we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first hot air balloon," Becky Wigeland, curator with the National Balloon Museum, said. "We were proud to have people come and visit with us. We had people here until 5 p.m. Our guests came from states including, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and some Iowa natives," Wigeland said.
Wigeland said last year, all of the pieces of the Channel Champ were brought back together after many years of separation.
"The Channel Champ is the oldest (modern) hot air balloon artifact and it is one of the most important creations that has changed how the world looks at hot air ballooning," Wigeland said.
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The plane was put together at the Raven/Aerostar Factory in Sioux Falls," Wigeland said.
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They were both good friends and good pilots who flew together for many years," Wigeland said.
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"In addition to honoring Yost for his early work in ballooning, we hope to help further encourage new pilots who have received their licenses by awarding them a set of IAL medallions," Wigeland said.
"Ballooning has been around since the ...
interaeroleague.com, 24 May 2006 [cached]
"Ballooning has been around since the 1700s, but Ed Yost is the first to create the modern hot air balloon," National Balloon Museum curator Becky Wigeland said.
...
"On Saturday we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first hot air balloon," Becky Wigeland, curator with the National Balloon Museum, said."We were proud to have people come and visit with us.We had people here until 5 p.m.Our guests came from states including, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and some Iowa natives," Wigeland said.
Wigeland said last year, all of the pieces of the Channel Champ were brought back together after many years of separation.
"The Channel Champ is the oldest (modern) hot air balloon artifact and it is one of the most important creations that has changed how the world looks at hot air ballooning," Wigeland said.
...
The plane was put together at the Raven/Aerostar Factory in Sioux Falls," Wigeland said.
At the opening there was also a rededication of the National Balloon Museum Library.
"We rededicated our library to two pilots who died in a balloon accident last year.The new name is the Horwell/De Moss Balloon Library.We are doing this in honor of those two pilots, who were William Horwell and his balloon was Ol' Blue and Sandra DeMoss.They were both good friends and good pilots who flew together for many years," Wigeland said.
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"In addition to honoring Yost for his early work in ballooning, we hope to help further encourage new pilots who have received their licenses by awarding them a set of IAL medallions," Wigeland said.
"Ballooning has been around since the ...
www.interaeroleague.org, 24 May 2006 [cached]
"Ballooning has been around since the 1700s, but Ed Yost is the first to create the modern hot air balloon," National Balloon Museum curator Becky Wigeland said.
...
"On Saturday we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first hot air balloon," Becky Wigeland, curator with the National Balloon Museum, said."We were proud to have people come and visit with us.We had people here until 5 p.m.Our guests came from states including, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, and some Iowa natives," Wigeland said.
Wigeland said last year, all of the pieces of the Channel Champ were brought back together after many years of separation.
"The Channel Champ is the oldest (modern) hot air balloon artifact and it is one of the most important creations that has changed how the world looks at hot air ballooning," Wigeland said.
...
The plane was put together at the Raven/Aerostar Factory in Sioux Falls," Wigeland said.
At the opening there was also a rededication of the National Balloon Museum Library.
"We rededicated our library to two pilots who died in a balloon accident last year.The new name is the Horwell/De Moss Balloon Library.We are doing this in honor of those two pilots, who were William Horwell and his balloon was Ol' Blue and Sandra DeMoss.They were both good friends and good pilots who flew together for many years," Wigeland said.
...
"In addition to honoring Yost for his early work in ballooning, we hope to help further encourage new pilots who have received their licenses by awarding them a set of IAL medallions," Wigeland said.
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