The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society
The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society is a Texas non-profit corporation founded to research, promote and preserve the rich aeronautical heritage of Houston and Southeast Texas. A diverse group of aviation, architecture and history enthusiasts founded the Society in 1998. The Society includes persons from all walks of life, including students and retirees, architects and attorneys, educators and engineers, community leaders and commercial pilots.
The Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society is recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. The Society is funded through private and public grants, corporate and personal contributions and net proceeds from revenue generating endeavors such as Museum Memberships and Gift Shop sales.
The central mission for the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society is its 1940 Air Terminal Museum Project. The Society is restoring the long-vacant Houston Municipal Airport Terminal for the City of Houston. As restoration is completed in phases, the Society will outfit and operate the 1940 Air Terminal as an interactive museum showcasing the role and importance of civil aviation in the Houston area since the dawn of manned flight.
Officers and directors
Chairman of the Board / Director
Continental Airlines (ret.)
Texas International /
Graves & Co.
Vice Chairman / Director
Andrews Capital Management
Vice president / Director
The Law Firm of Oscar Nipper
Universal Weather & Aviation
Secretary / Treasurer
|The Houston Endowment||Paul F. Barnhart, Sr.||The Brown Foundation|
|Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Harris County||Jay & Charlotte Tribble||The Fondren Foundation|
|Jeffrey Weiss||The Trammell Foundation||Sterling Bank|
|Gulfway Hobby Airport Rotary Club||Ella F. Fondren 1982 Trust||The Strake Foundation|
|Continental Airlines||Southwest Airlines||National Trust for Historic Preservation|
|Texas Preservation Trust||Tribble & Stephens||Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.|
|Harper & Kelly Trammell||Sterling Bank||The Strake Foundation|
|Elkins Foundation||Herzstein Foundation||J. Randall Holstead|
|Competition Roofing, Inc.||The Glasscock Foundation|
|George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation|