The Diefenbunker Museum always has exciting things going on underground, but this past Thursday we shook things up and had a little fun above ground!
For many years now a large artifact has remained off property in a farmer’s field. This large artifact is a 1500 pound antenna tuning hut. The antennas on top of the bunker tune at a certain frequency. The hut had special hardware that kept the radio frequency at an effective range to keep communications open in case of emergency.
At 10:40am all staff members witnessing the event were above ground and running through a safety check. The -15 degree winds may have been cold but they were just right for air transport.
At about 11am everyone heard the sounds of propellers and search the sky. A small helicopter circled the museum before dipping down behind it and picking up the hut.
The entire event took no more than 5 minutes. By the end, the hut was safely on the ground and ready for a little TLC from our conservator.
Thank you to Heli-Transport Inc for moving it safely!