Hindenburg & Titanic Exhibit Opens at Smithsonian

by Dan on May 2, 2012

“FIRE & ICE,” a wonderfully-curated exhibit about the Hindenburg and Titanic, opened at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC on March 22, 2012.  The exhibit includes rare artifacts from both ships and visual presentations that will be of interest to both adults and children, and features information about the Hindenburg and Titanic’s service as flying/floating post offices.

An excellent online tour of the exhibit is available at the Postal Museum’s website.

April 15, 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and May 6, 2012 will be the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster.

Photos from the opening:

Patrick Russell of "Faces of the Hindenburg"; Hindenburg ground crew member Frank Ward; Smithsonian curator Cheryl Ganz; and Dan Grossman of Airships.net

Patrick Russell of Faces of the Hindenburg; Hindenburg ground crew member Frank Ward; Smithsonian Curator Cheryl Ganz; and Dan Grossman of Airships.net

Cheryl Ganz and Frank Ward

Cheryl Ganz and Frank Ward

Patrick Russell, Dan Grossman, Cheryl Ganz, and Harry Belin, son of Hindenburg survivor Peter Belin, in front of Peter Belin's chart of the Hindenburg's last voyage

Patrick Russell, Dan Grossman, Cheryl Ganz, and Harry Belin, son of Hindenburg survivor Peter Belin, in front of Peter Belin’s chart of the Hindenburg’s last voyage

Zeppelin Mail Expert Dieter Leder, of eZep.de; Dan Grossman; and Patrick Russel

Zeppelin Mail Expert Dieter Leder of eZep.de and the Zeppelin Post Journal, Dan Grossman, and Patrick Russell

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    Thomas Nichols August 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    i have an item from germany that was brought back by an uncle from wwII that has to do with the hindenburg and graf zeplin, it is metal and double sided its 5 1/2 long by 3 1/2 tall. it is in german and says LZ 129 “hindenburg”
    zusammen mit
    LZ127 “graf zepplin”
    im Europa-Amerika-Dienst der
    Deutschen Zeppelin – Reederei
    Auskunft und Buchungen hier
    i cannot find any info on this item . its double sided ?

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    Phil T February 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    this is awsome

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    Larry December 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Wish I could see it.

    I count it as one of life blessings to have become a friend of Harold Dick’s in the years before he died.

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    John Borrego May 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Dan,
    Exciting! I’m planning to be in DC this summer, and I look forward to seeing the exhibit.

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