Norton Air Force Base Museum

Celebrating 10 Years with a Public Open House on March 18

The Norton Air Force Base Museum, located at SBD, is a community gem. It was created as a tribute to the brave people who worked at and supported SBD’s former role as the Norton Air Force Base (1942-1994). The nonprofit museum commemorates San Bernardino’s rich aviation and military history and offers many opportunities for Inland Empire residents and visitors to learn more.

The museum will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a public open house on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Admission is free. Stop by the SBD table to say hello to airport staff. Visit the museum website for event details:

Can’t make it to the open house? The Norton AFB Museum is open to our community each Thursday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Displays feature military personnel and civil servants who passed through or worked at the base to meet our nation’s call for duty. The base supported pilot training programs, repair and maintenance of aircraft, and expanded to include storage and logistics support for various missile programs.

Flying through SBD? Look for the museum display just outside baggage claim in the domestic terminal. It’s both a tribute to our region’s history and a reminder to locals and visitors about the Norton AFB Museum and the opportunity that awaits them nearby the passenger terminal.

The museum is located at 1601 E. Third Street, San Bernardino. Parking and admission are free, however donations are welcome. Organize a visit in 2023 with your school, service or civic group, or stop by when you’re in the area. Plan your visit here:

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