Located on Alan Bean Blvd. (Hwy 83), the Wheeler Historical Museum can be found on the north edge of town right next to Wheeler High School. Standing tall in front of the museum is an unmissable 10-foot bronze statue that commemorates the life of Wheeler native and Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot, Captain Alan Bean.
Born on March 15, 1932, in a building that still stands in the city square, Alan Bean became a Navy test pilot before joining the astronaut corps in 1963. The Wheeler Historical Museum contains an extensive collection reflecting his personal life, Navy and NASA career as both a Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 12 and a Commander of Skylab 3.
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