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Tue October 22, 2013
Part of Willow Run bomber plant will be open to the public Saturday
A group organized by the Yankee Air Museum has been trying to save part of the historic bomber plant from demolition.
The group says it has raised $5.25 million and needs to $2.75 million more by November 1 to meet the goal.
It's a chance for the public to see the plant one last time before demolition begins.
From the Freep:
A tour of the historic property — which was a centerpiece of the weapons-building Arsenal of Democracy during World War II — is being offered to those who pre-register for a free conference showcasing the 72-year-old plant’s history.
The conference will start this Saturday, October 26 at 11:45 a.m. and will conclude with a tour of the plant starting at 3 p.m. To attend you have to pre-register by calling the Yankee Air Museum 734-483-4030.
Here's more about the history of the plant from National Geographic: