The tours are officially up and running, we have had a pretty exciting week with the start of them! While we have only had one tour this week, the response and the interest has been unbelievable. The calls and emails are coming in, and we already have people booking well in advance for their visit. I can only imagine it will get busier in the next couple weeks.
We’ve been very busy with distributing rack cards and putting up posters around town and the area! We’d love to see where you heard about us; whether its twitter or you picked up a card at your hotel.
Having already run through the tours a few times, I am excited to show you all these places and tell you about Gander’s story. Some of them you might have not heard before! Plus, I’m like fine cheese, I am only going to get better with age (and practice!).
Not to toot my own horn, but our first review is in from the Newfoundland Dog Company:
I look forward to seeing you over this summer season, cheers!
I’m Abby Moss, the tour coordinator at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. I have worked at the museum the past four summers and have now returned for my fifth year. There’s a lot to love about working at the museum, primarily the tourists. Getting a chance to talk and connect with the visitors who come through.
Working hard with Commander Gander to get the tours up and running
My work has varied a bit over the course of time I have been here. I started off working on the online database for the museum; putting all the museums collection in an easily accessible manner. To further that project I have also helped created a computer program for our display called “Flight Deck”, a place where everyone can come and get a behind signs look at artifacts, information, and photos. The museum has also recently put together a display for locals who have impacted the aviation world around us, I had a hand on working on that one as well. I also help run the social media for the museum, during the summer but also as a volunteer during the winter months.
So, I have certainly been kept busy these past several years. And while all this could certainly keep me busy full time, this summer I have a completely new job to tackle.
Beyond Words Tours is a very new product being produced this year. It is a tour directly related to the events that had happened in Gander during September 2001 here . This past month I have been extremely busy working towards putting this together. I
have been to more meetings and taken more phone calls than I know what to do with.
This blog will be a place where I can share stories about the people I meet, the locals I know, and everyone in between. I’ll share stories of the things that happen and events that take place. Already this summer I have been touched by so many and I can’t wait to see what the next three months brings along. I have so many stories to share with you, and I am sure you have just as many to share with me.
Gotta love Gander-land!
My name is Abby Moss! Welcome to the online home of Beyond Words Tours, a project of North Atlantic Aviation Museum in support of the Ferry Command Memorial Hall initiative.
The Ferry Command Memorial Hall is a project the museum holds dear to its heart. Our Lockheed Hudson Bomber is one of six left in the world, and the only one left in North America. We have started an initiative to house this wonderful aircraft.
One way we are going to work towards our goal is through these tours. Providing a guided tour throughout the Town of Gander about the events that happened during 9/11. You will get an inside look along side with some local stories you might have not heard before.
Please feel free to contact me either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at the museum (256-2923)