Take Me Home Huey


Illustration by Lauren Bechelli

The Take Me Home Huey art installation was created to be experienced at major museums, presidential libraries, and high profile venues from coast to coast. The timing of the traveling exhibition coincides with the upcoming three-year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. For information about booking an exhibition contact info@takemehomehuey.org.

Upcoming Events

September 28 - October 1, 2017

Reno, NV

Nevada Museum of Art

We are pleased to be coming to Reno Nevada in September 2017 for exhibition of Huey 174, screenings of the Take Me Home Huey Documentary film and special veteran programing. Below information about the scheduled events and links to the museums website for getting tickets to the film screenings. Veterans and service members are free but you must register.

Take Me Home Huey: Opening Ceremony

Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5 – 6 pm REGISTER

Please join Nevada Arts Council board member Ryrie Valdez, in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art, to honor our veterans and witness the healing power of art, as we welcome the Take Me Home Huey Project to Reno.  Partake in the unveiling of the 47-foot contemporary sculpture made from a re-purposed boneyard Huey helicopter, serial #67-17174, which was shot down with two casualties in 1969 during a Medevac mission in Vietnam.
Artist Steve Maloney partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), to create the project dedicated to the 2,709,918 Americans that served in Vietnam and never received a welcome home.  It’s a colorful ambassador – literally and figuratively – and a catalyst for conversations for veterans from all conflicts.

With special guests and live musical performances, we intend it to be an inspiring evening for a community in support of its veterans.

Those attending the Thursday evening screening are invited to stay for a light reception immediately following the ceremony.

Documentary Screenings: Take Me Home Huey

Winning the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January at its World Premiere, the 70-minute-long film combines contemporary and historical footage to portray the journey of a Medevac helicopter, shot down in 1969 during a rescue in Vietnam, as it is resurrected from a “boneyard” in Arizona and transformed into colorful sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. He partnered with Light Horse Legacy, a non-profit outreach organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for the project.  As the iconic Huey 174 morphs from wounded war bird into vivid sculpture, viewers of the documentary witness the power of art to heal surviving soldiers and families of the fallen. The film includes a song by the same name commissioned for the project.  Composed and performed by Jeannie Cunningham it is the 3rd element to the installation. Ryrie Valdez, board member of the Nevada Arts Council, was at the Palm Springs Film Festival and was moved by the projects merits. She was instrumental in bringing the project to our community.

Tickets are free for Veterans and Active Service Men and Women.
All guests should register early, we do expect this event to sell out. 

$7 General / $5 Museum members

Thursday September 28, 2017 / 6:30 – 8 pm REGISTER

Friday September 29, 2017 / 6 – 8 pm REGISTER

Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2 – 4 pm REGISTER

Venue: Nevada Museum of Art

Saturday, November 11, 2017

San Diego, CA

Coronado Island Film Festival 2017

Saturday November 11, 2017. The festival has chosen the Take Me Home Huey Documentary as one of their featured films to screen this year. Huey 174 will also be on exhibit for the two screenings. More details to come on this event and others scheduled for the San Diego area in November 2017.

Venue: Coronado Island Film Festival

Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Past Events

August 4 - 6, 2017

St Paul, MN

City of St. Paul

The City of St. Paul will host a public exhibition of Take Me Home Huey helicopter on Friday, August 4 thru Sunday, August 6 on the Upper Mall of the State Capital Building 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN.

The Take Me Home Huey Crew is especially proud to dedicate and honor this special tour stop to Medic Specialist 4 Stephen L. Schumacher from Minneapolis, who died bravely while attempting a rescue mission in Vietnam on February 14, 1969.

July 1 - 30, 2017

Oshkosh, WI

EAA Museum

Take Me Home Huey will be on exhibit July 1 thru July 30 and featured for Independence Day Celebrations July 1st & 2nd and during Air Venture July 24-30, 2017 at the museum.

With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and displays, the EAA AirVenture Museum is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation’s past with the promise of its exciting future.

Monday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day.

Extended opening hours are in effect during AirVenture and at other times by special arrangement.

Pioneer Airport

Pioneer Airport is open on Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend in May until the second weekend in October.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Pioneer Airport is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EAA Museum Hours During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

Saturday, 7/22, 8am-5pm
Sunday, 7/23 – Wednesday, 7/26, 8am-6pm
Thursday, 7/27, 8am-3pm
Friday, 7/28 – Saturday 7/29, 8am-6pm
Sunday, 7/30, 8am-4pm


Please call the EAA AirVenture Museum at 920-426-4818

June 16 - 18, 2017

West Chester, PA

American Helicopter Museum

Take Me Home Huey on exhibition during annual Father’s Day events

The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s mission is to Preserve rotary-wing aviation history, educate society on helicopters and their missions & Inspire future generations. We will collect, preserve, research, publish and exhibit the objects, artifacts and documents relating to the origins and development of rotary-wing aircraft. Hours

Wednesday through Saturday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sunday – 12:00 pm (noon) to 5:00 pm.

Closed Monday and Tuesday – Large group reservations only!

Closed the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Asheboro, NC 

North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame

Take Me Home Huey will be on exhibit for the Annual Fly-In on Saturday June 10, 2017

Aircraft Commander Walter McNees will be at the exhibit to welcome visitors and was instrumental in organizing our participation at the event.

May 24 - 29, 2017

Simi Valley, CA

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Exhibition and Documentary Film Screening for Memorial Day Weekend-May 24 thru May 29, 2017

“Memorial Day is a time to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America.”
Ronald Reagan, 1983


In honor of Memorial Day, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is honored to display Steve Maloney’s mixed-media Sculpture Take Me Home Huey at the Reagan Library over the long weekend holiday. Take Me Home Huey is composed of a transformed boneyard U.S. Army Huey helicopter that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War. The historic helicopter was shot down in 1969 during a medical rescue in Vietnam.

Maloney partnered with Light Horse Legacy (LHL), an organization focused on supporting veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and a USA Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, which acquired, restored, and delivered the Huey for transformation into a work of art. LHL Founder Dave Barron researched photographs and letters, as flight records had been destroyed, in order to reunite surviving crewmembers and the families of the fallen who were on this very Huey when it was shot down on February 14, 1969 during a Medevac mission in Vietnam. Two crewmembers, Gary L. Dubach and Stephen L. Schumacher died bravely during the mission.

Documentary Film Screenings

May 29th Screening times 11am and 2pm no reservations required.

As part of the Take Me Home Huey helicopter exhibit display by artist Steve Maloney over Memorial Weekend, please join us in our main Presidential Learning Center auditorium for two free screening of the documentary, Take Me Home Huey.

40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Get directions

The Reagan Library is open 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day of the week, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


January 6 - 7, 2017

Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs International Film Festival / Camelot Theatres

We are honored to announce the Take Me Home Huey Documentary Film has been selected for the Palm Springs International Film FestivalYou are cordially invited to join us at one of the World Premiere screenings of the film to be held on the dates and location below.

Huey 174 Sculpture will also be on exhibit at the Camelot Theatres for viewing before and after each Film Screening.


Friday, January 6 at 10:00 am. Film Screening or

Saturday, January 7 at 12:30 pm. Film Screening


Camelot Theatres

2300 E. Baristo Road

Palm Springs, CA

New York City, NY

America’s Parade, The New York City Veterans Day Parade

Take Me Home Huey is pleased to announce we will be participating in America’s Parade, The New York City Veterans Day Parade. We are honored that the surviving crew that served on 174 and the families of Gary L. Dubach and Stephen L. Schumacher who died bravely in the shoot-down that were reunited by Light Horse Legacy will join in. More details to come…


The parade will occur on Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day), rain or shine. It starts at approximately 11:15 AM (at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony, see below) and concludes around 3:30pm.


The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street. (Map) The route is 1.2 miles, and takes approximately 30 ~ 35 minutes.

Opening Ceremony

The parade is preceded by our traditional Opening Ceremony in Madison Square Park (24th Street & Fifth Avenue). The ceremony begins at 10:00 AM and concludes with a wreath laying at the Eternal Light Monument at 11:00 AM (The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). Seating is available at the opening ceremony, with preference given to our disabled and elderly veterans.

Anderson, SC

Anderson Regional Airshow

Take Me Home Huey  will be on display at The Anderson South Carolina Regional Airport thru November 5th, the home of Light Horse Legacy’s east hanger and LHL board member Mike Clary.

Saturday Oct. 22 is the Anderson Regional Airshow come meet Walter McNeese and David Adams the pilots who flew Huey 174 and Eric Berla a pilot that flew with some of her crew; all members of the US Army’s 15th Medical Battalion  , 1st Calvary Division. Dave and Paula Barron co-founders of Light Horse Legacy will also be on deck, Dave’s assiduous research of 174 reconnected them all and to the project 47 years later.


October 3 - 9, 2016

St. Louis, MO

The City of ST. Louis

The City of St. Louis will host a public exhibition of Take Me Home Huey downtown October 3rd thru the 9th, 2016 adjacent to the Soldier’s Memorial. The city will be blocking some streets to create a pedestrian friendly and safe environment for visitors. We just got this confirmation and there will be many more details to follow….

July 6 - September 28, 2016

Kalamazoo, MI

The Air Zoo Museum

Take Me Home Huey is proud to be on exhibition at The Air Zoo on it’s East Campus. Artist Steve Maloney was born and raised in Kalamazoo and will be at a public Meet and Greet hosted by the museum on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm. Contact the Museum for details (269) 382-6555.

The Air Zoo, founded as the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, is an aviation museum and indoor amusement park next to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Portage, Michigan. The Air Zoo holds many historical and rare aircraft, including the world’s fastest air-breathing aircraft, the SR-71B Blackbird. Many of its antique planes are airworthy. Among its other attractions are a 180-degree theater that projects a 4-D simulation of a B-17 bombing mission during World War II; and various amusement rides, including flight simulators of a rocket trip to Mars, U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, a stunt biplane, a hot air balloon, and more.

East Campus Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

June 30 - July 4, 2016

Dearborn, MI

The Henry Ford Museum

Take Me Home Huey will be on exhibit outside the Henry Ford during the Museum’s Salute To America Program June 30 thru July 4.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Timonium, MD

LZ Maryland

Take Me Home Huey will be at LZ Maryland on Sunday June 19th.

LZ Maryland is a weekend event that will honor Vietnam veterans as they gather together with family, friends, and a grateful public.

“LZ” is for “landing zone,” a place of safety. It’s fitting that we salute Maryland’s Vietnam-era veterans here where their roots are planted. Those in conflict knew that an LZ was a safe, clear, and ready place for helicopters to land without harm. MPT will make LZ Maryland reflect the same safety.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chantilly, VA

Innovations in Flight at The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

On June 18th we have been invited to join “Innovations in Flight “ at  The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

June 3 - 17, 2016

Baltimore, MD

The Glen L. Martin Aviation Museum

On exhibition from June 3 thru June 17, 2016. The Museum is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

The Museum’s purpose is to maintain an educational institution dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and documentation of aviation and space history in Maryland, namely, the contributions of Glenn L. Martin and his successful company.

May 27 - June 2, 2016

Triangle, VA

The National Museum of The Marine Corps

Special Exhibition May 27 thru June 2 for Memorial Day Weekend. Families and Crew will reunite at the Museum on May 28th.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Palm Springs, CA

International Sculpture Day 2016

Steve Maloney welcomes you to The Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs California where he is exhibiting his latest sculpture Take Me Home Huey. Last year in celebration of International Sculpture Day, the artist showed the work in progress at an open studio. For International Sculpture Day 2016, he is excited to greet attendees at an exhibition of the completed sculpture and discuss details of how the project is maturing. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

February 17 - April 30, 2016

Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Air Museum

The Take Me Home Huey art installation and self-guided tour via individual mobile phones at The Palm Springs Air Museum. Open Daily from 10am to 5pm. The extended exhibition runs from February 17 thru April 30, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye Air Fair

The Take Me Home Huey art installation and self-guided tour via individual mobile phones at the Buckeye Air Fair will be open to the public from 9:00am -3:00pm Saturday February 6, 2016 come out and see us for the day!

November 12, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Mesa, AZ

Airbase Arizona Museum

The exhibit will be enjoying a long run at the Airbase Arizona museum. We invite you to view the art up until January 31, 2016, in addition to the following special dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 12: Media Preview of the Take Me Home Huey installation from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Continuous screening of the project’s documentary film (8 minutes) with the artist Steve Maloney and Debbie McKinion, the Executive Director of the CAF, available for questions and interviews.
  • Friday, Nov. 13: The Take Me Home Huey art installation and self-guided tour via individual mobile phones at the CAF will be open to the public from 10:00am -4:00pm daily.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

A Huey helicopter reborn as a sculptural work of art will featured in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade—one of the largest Veterans events in Arizona. The parade starts at 11am at North Phoenix Baptist Church (at Bethany Home Road and Montebello). The route heads south on Central, turns east on Camelback, and then south on 7th Street before de-staging at Indian School Road. (Note to media: Take Me Home Huey and Steve Maloney will be available early that morning for media preview and interviews coordinated by parade organizers.)

November 5 - 7, 2015

Peoria, AZ

Peoria Veterans Day Commemorative Events

  • Thursday, Nov. 5: An opening night reception hosted by the City of Peoria to honor Vietnam veterans and their families and celebrate the artist’s work on Take Me Home Huey. In attendance will be local dignitaries; the families of Gary Dubach and Stephen Schumacher, who both died on Huey #174; and surviving veterans who flew on the helicopter. Light Horse Legacy, a 50th Anniversary Commemoration partner, has had the sculpture’s opening night reception sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Friday, Nov. 6: Two multi-media presentations hosted by the City of Peoria include an evening presentation that will feature discussions about PTSD. Scheduled at 90 minutes, the presentation will include panel discussions by the artist Steve Maloney, Dave Barron of Light Horse Legacy, and Christian Cooper of the West Valley Vet Center and local veterans.
  • Saturday, Nov. 7: The Take Me Home Huey sculpture will serve as inspiration for a Veterans Day 5K run hosted by the City of Peoria and Peoria Veterans Memorial Board at Rio Vista Recreation Center, in honor of those who have served, as well as those who are currently serving our country in the Armed Services.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Palm Springs, CA

International Sculpture Day

Steve Maloney will introduce his mixed-media sculpture, Take Me Home Huey, on International Sculpture Day on April 24, 2015. The 47-foot-long art sculpture, a performance of the Take Me Home Huey song, a viewing of the installation’s documentary trailer and Maloney’s introduction debut will be in a POP-UP Studio in a military tent at the Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs, California.

Steve Maloney will be on hand for an intimate dialogue and explanations. The Open Studio will offer an artist talk and Q&A session about the Take Me Home Huey installation. The commissioned Take Me Home Huey song will be performed by the composer and lyricist Jeanie Cunningham along with a viewing of the documentary film trailer. The non-profit partner Light Horse Legacy will be present, as well as other special guests.