Virtual History After Hours
  • Dates:
    May 13, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Ages:
    Ages 21+
  • Where:
  • Tickets:
  • Accessibility:

    Accessible online

History After Hours virtual event: COOPER

May 13, 7:00-9:30 PM

Alive or deceased? Disgruntled or ingenious? Folk hero or terrorist? This ages 21+ program explores myth and mystery surrounding the 1971 hijacking of Northwest Orient Flight 305 and the enigmatic figure at that story’s center, D.B. Cooper.

The Washington State History Museum and The Museum of Flight are proud to bring you this lively and fascinating virtual program – it will be full of surprises!

  • See material released by the FBI and hear harrowing first-hand accounts of crisis decision making from that Thanksgiving eve flight.
  • Learn how to make Cooper’s favorite mixed drink with cocktail historian Renee Cebula.
  • Take a look at flight attendant fashions from the time period with a Museum of Flight curator.
  • Hear an exclusive conversation with a Museum of Flight volunteer who worked with Northwest Orient airlines at the time of the hijacking.
  • Take a 3-D tour of a 727 and examine aspects of the aircraft related to the skyjacking, so you can decide for yourself if you think a human could survive a mid-flight jettison from this craft’s aft staircase!

Get your tickets today and plan ahead for this exciting evening event! We’ll send you a downloadable event kit with the cocktail recipe so you can prep the ingredients and gather other items for History After Hours activities!

COOPER tickets

COOPER is just $10 for WSHS and Museum of Flight members!

$15 not-yet-members.

WSHS membership info

A big thank you to our partners at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.