May 24–29, 2017 . Simi Valley, CA
Exhibition & Documentary Screening
Venue: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Cost: See below for details.
“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