One of the things Francesca and I are learning in our early days here at the Museum is that a high percentage of our visitors come with a personal or family history involving industry. - If we're lucky, we get the opportunity to engage them and learn a bit about their history, and perhaps hear a personal story or two.
This gentleman, Dave Crafts, visited the Museum today and told us a delightful story shared with him by his father who was a Pratt & Whitney employee during World War II and in the years that followed.
It's a wonderful, short story that weaves together the challenge to American industry to find new purpose after World War II with the pride of precision craftsmanship, along with a charming act of oneupsmanship!
And thank you very much, Dave, for, kicking off our Oral History Project, which we didn't know we would be undertaking until you gave us a reason!