The Air Force Radar Museum Association has got permission to build the National Air Defense Radar Museum atop one of the former radar buildings atop Campbell Hill. The radars in Bellefontaine were part of the 664th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. The museum is to be located in a building that house an FPS-26 radar. Gene McManus attended the Highpointers 2011 convention at Campbell Hill and describes plans in the video.
Radar Museum Planned for Campbell Hill Summit
Longacre Memorial in Jack’s Glade on Taum Sauk
The site is on property formerly belonging to club-founder Jakk Longacre and where he wanted a highpointing museum. It is across from his former home. His daughter Laurie donated the land to the club after his death in 2002 after considerable consultation with Jean Trousdale and Tim Webb.
Highpointers Club Exhibit at Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden
United Airlines Article on Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum
United Airlines Hempisheres Inflight in an article headlined “Three Perfect Days: Denver” pays tribute to the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden which it says “home of the world’s largest alpinist library. Guide Dave Turk has a story for every item in the museum, including the ice pick that saved five men from plummeting off of K2.” The museum features a Highpointers exhibit among its other cool features.
Jakk Longacre Plaque Unveiled for Missouri Memorial
A bronze plaque honoring club founder Jakk Longacre was unveiled at the 2005 convention in New Hampshire.
National Highpoint Museum
The Highpointers Club is attempting to raise funds for the National Highpoint Museum to be built on the flank of Taum Sauk, Missouri. The museum will house memorabilia from the 50 state highpoints.
The funding effort is still being formulated. If you donate $60, you will also get a bound copy of all “Apex to Zenith” newsletters through 1998. See the HP Merc to find out more.
Richard Moore [firstname.lastname@example.org], a highpointing architect from Massachussets has prepared the following proposal:
|Budget:||$100,000/4432 sf = $23/sf. This could easily triple even with a grant for the roof system. These estimates do not include land costs. Club founder Jakk Longacre has offered to donate the land for the museum.|
|Site Features:||Ozark Trail Connector|
|Building Footprint||52 ft x 79 ft (allocations should be made for future curator’s residence and/or member dorm.|
|Building Architecture:||National Park Rustic|
Entrance to the museum would be from the east (right). Visitors would be greeted with a 7×10 foot highpoint map. On their right (north) would be the highpointers list of accomplishments. On the south would be a map of the local area. A 38-seat Lyceum audio visual theatre would be in the middle on the right. A climbing wall would be on the northeast corner. Visitors would pass exhibits en route to individual state cubicles on the left. The restrooms would be the upper left (northwest corner out of range in this view). A deck on the west side would allow visitors to gaze on Taum Sauk. For a more detailed Adobe Acrobat view click here.
The museum would be just south of state route leading to Taum Sauk. A connecting trail to the Ozark Trail would go off the southeast corner. For a more detailed Adobe Acrobat view here.