See American Historical Theatre at 2020 AirFest


Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, AirFest, is on for Labor Day Weekend! New for 2020, NASW will host professional actors from Philadelphia, PA. The actors will be portraying the likeness of Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh. Amelia Earhart will tell tales of her journeys, while Lindbergh will share his experiences flying across the Atlantic Ocean.

Pat Jordan, who will be portraying Amelia Earhart, is an accomplished actor, singer, and historian. She has been with the theatre since 1992 and has appeared at the White House Visitors Center, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute, Franklin Institute, and many other places. Neill Hartley, who will be portraying Charles Lindbergh, is a busy actor, director, spokesperson, and teacher. He has been with the theatre since 2000 and has directed at many theatres that include Philadelphia Young Playwrights, University of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Isis Productions, and more! Hartley has been in commercials and has roles in featured films.

NASW is excited to bring these talented actors to Cape May County. Advanced tickets are required as there are limited seats available. There will be a standing-room area for general admission guests to view the show. Each show will start at 12 p.m. and run until 1 p.m. at the outdoor stage. The Earhart show will be held on Saturday, September 5, while The Lindbergh performance will be Sunday, September 6. General admission and show tickets are available at Museum members should call 609-886-8787 for ticketing.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, NASW requires all guests to wear a mask when unable to social distance. The majority of activities this year will take place outside. However, masks are required in the museum and the outdoor covered theater. To encourage contactless payment and expedite your safe experience, NASW recommends using the online ticketing platform for both live performance and general admission.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Current museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. For more information, visit or call (609) 886-8787.