Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum

The Golden Age of Aviation

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of aviation pioneers Jimmie Wedell and Harry P. Williams, who formed an air service in Patterson in 1928 that quickly rose to the top tier of air racing. Displays include numerous replica aircraft, such as the famous Miss Patterson #44 and the Gilmore #121, race trophies and memorabilia. A surround-theater shows a re-creation of a race at the 1932 Cleveland National Air Races with high-tech animation, sound and wind effects.