A private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Flight Test Historical Foundation, funded construction of a 12,000 square foot museum facility at Edwards. This facility includes 8500 square feet of exhibits, a forty-seat theater, research library, gift shop, and administrative offices. Exhibits inside the museum cover such diverse subjects as the formation of the ancient lakebeds, early homesteading in the area, the first military use of Edwards, flight testing during WWII, breaking the sound barrier, high-speed flight, and the story of Glen Edwards, the base’s namesake. Other exhibits include aircraft, flight hardware, rocket engines and model displays. Museum visitors can learn about the past, present, and future of flight testing in the museum’s theater and souvenirs can be purchased in the well-stocked gift shop.