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Aviation museum to replace director

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage will get a new director this year.

Ted Spencer, founder of the museum and its executive director, will be replaced when his contract expires in May.

Spencer is expected to stay involved with the museum as a curator of exhibits dedicated to Alaska's aviation history.

The decision to replace him was made by a new board of directors, which hopes to shore up the museum's finances.

The museum has clashed in the past with city officials. PenAir owner Orin Seybert, who heads the museum's new board, said the board wants a more cooperative, supportive relationship with the city.

Other board members are from Alaska Airlines, Anchorage International Airport, the Alaska Airmen's Association and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.



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