NASNI Centennial Celebration

We are honored to take part in the NASNI Centennial Celebration (Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado CA) on Saturday November 11th 2017 – Veterans Day. Take Me Home Huey will be on display next to Naval aircrafts. Artist Steve Maloney and Paula Barron of Light Horse Legacy will be on location. Our own Jeanie Cunningham will be the MC on the main stage for the entire festivities: FREE Concert by American Country Superstar, Easton Corbin with performances by Honey County and Coffey Anderson. The NASNI Centennial Celebration is open to DoD ID cardholders and honorably discharged Veterans.

Wings & Rotors Air Museum

Wings & Rotors Air Museum celebrated their First Annual Fundraising Event, Salute to Vietnam on Saturday October 21, 2017. Thank you Wings & Rotors Air Museum for hosting Take Me Home Huey!

First Weekend at Freedom Park

The City of Palm Desert will host a public exhibition of the Take Me Home Huey project at Freedom Park with an educational day for schools, community day including informational booths from Veterans organizations, hands-on activities by the Palm Springs Art Museum and much more! The helicopter sculpture will be available for viewing all days of the exhibition, with Take Me Home Huey crew on site from 9:00am–5:00pm. The highlight will be an official ceremony on Saturday December 2nd, with an introduction by the Mayor of Palm Desert, the project creator Steve Maloney and partner organization Light Horse Legacy, as well as a performance of the Take Me Home Huey Song by Jeanie Cunningham. Venue address: Freedom Park, 77400 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211 Phone: 760-837-1664.

Special Programming

Saturday, December 2

  • 1:00pm: Opening Ceremony with a Color Guard, National Anthem, welcome by Mayor Jan Harnik, introductions of Light Horse Legacy and Steve Maloney, and life performance of the Take Me Home Huey song by Jeanie Cunningham.
  • 1:00–4:30pm: Community Event with veterans’ service providers, food, hands on art, kid’s area, and more
  • 5:00pm: Outdoor film screening of the Take Me Home Huey documentary.

Sunday, December 3

  • 8:00–11:00am: Coffee in the Park

Open Air Exhibition

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.

Open Air Exhibition

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.

Coronado Island Film Festival

The Coronado Island Film Festival has invited the Take Me Home Huey exhibit as part of their celebrations this year, and has also chosen the Take Me Home Huey Documentary as one of their featured films to screen! The  Huey 174 will  be on exhibit for the two screenings.

Opening Night Take Me Home Huey Exhibit On Display
Thursday November 9th, 2:00-8:00pm

Venue: Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado CA

Take Me Home Huey Documentary Screenings
Saturday November 11th 2017, 3:00pm and 7:00pm

There will be two film screenings of our documentary film, following a performance of the song by Jeanie Cunningham, a Q&A with filmmakers Alicia Brauns, Christine Steele, creator & Artist Steve Maloney, non-profit partners Paula Barron of Light Horse Legacy and family members of the Huey 174 crew.  The Huey 174 will be in display in front of the venue from 3:00-9:30pm.
Venue: Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA), 650 D Avenue, Coronado, CA

We have a limited amount of free tickets for veterans, please email us your name and which screening you are interested in (3:00pm or 7:00pm)  to Individual tickets can be purchased at the box office for $10.


Exhibition & Documentary Screening

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

Exhibition & Documentary Screening

“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.

Hours: 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.

Cost: Exhibition in front of Library and the Film Screenings in the Auditorium are free. To enter the Library-General Admission—$25.00 Senior Admission (62+)—$22.00 Youth Admission (11-17)—$18.00 Child Admission (3-10)—$14.00 (Children 2 & under are free)

Documentary Film Screenings

May 29th: 11:00am and 2:00pm screenings.  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.

Address: 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 | Get directions




Open Air Exhibition

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.


Adults: $10.00
Seniors, Students with ID and Children under 12: $8.00
Children under 2 are free.


Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm  to 5:00pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday: Large group reservations only!
Closed the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day


Open Air Exhibition

Take Me Home Huey will be on exhibit July 1 thru July 30 and featured for Independence Day Celebrations July 1st & 2nd and during AirVenture 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 Air Venture Museum is a year-round destination, combining the passion of aviation’s past with the promise of its exciting future.

Cost: Adults (18+) $12.50,Veterans and Active Duty $10.50, EAA Members FREE

Monday through Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Extended opening hours are in effect during AirVenture and at other times by special arrangement.
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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 10:30am to 4:30pm.

EAA Museum Hours During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

Saturday, July 22: 8am-5pm
July 23-26: 8am-6pm
Thursday, July 27: 8am-3pm
July 28-29: 8am-6pm
Sunday, July 30: 8am-4pm

Questions?  Please call the EAA AirVenture Museum at 920-426-4818.