The Mid Atlantic Air Museum was organized to ensure the professional stewardship of a collection that reflects the history of aviation and to enhance the public's appreciation and understanding of that history. The Museum's collection emphasizes the Mid-Atlantic region's unique contribution to flight,but is broad enough to chronicle a general history of aviation, including military aviation.
The Museum's collections are accounted and cared for according to established museum practices.Historically accurate aircraft restoration and limited demonstration flying are special missions undertaken by the Museum. Interpretation of the collection is broad, with artifacts being exhibited in a context that reflects not only the history of the object itself, but also the evolution of
technology and the cultural environment in which it was used. Public programs encourage participation by a diverse audience through imaginative, entertaining, as well as educational exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, and special events. The Museum is proud of its role as aspecialty history museum serving the Mid-Atlantic region and the nation.