The legacy of the Silver Dart Centennial Celebration will be an expansion of the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site to house a replica of the Silver Dart and a State of the Art Innovation Centre. A Legacy Committee has been struck to ensure the Silver Dart is acquired and housed in this new area as well as present a theatre/innovation space that will service both community and visitor needs. To do this, they will embark on a capital campaign to raise $10 million.
In addition to the Silver Dart Replica, the proposed expansion will include an aviation exhibit that is interactive and includes simulators. The Innovation Centre will have a multi-purpose theatre and conference complex with technology and new media as well as Learning Centre activities.
This state of the art expansion will leave a lasting impact on this National Historic Site that truly brings to life the rich aviation history associated with Alexander Graham Bell, the Aerial Experiment Association and the community of Baddeck.
Legacy Committee of the Silver Dart Centennial Association:
Dr. Roberta Bondar, Honorary Chair
Bruce Morrison, Local Chair
Hugh Bell Muller, Kite House, Beinn Bhreagh
Jim Morrow, Publisher, Victoria Standard
Richard Roberts, General Manager, Auberge Giseles Country Inn
Aynsley Mac Farlane, General Manager, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Eleanor L. Anderson, Project Manager, Silver Dart Centennial Association