On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Kelch Aviation Museum completed the purchase of the property and hangars at N2463 Airport Road in Brodhead, right next door to the Brodhead Airport. The seller is Lee Stenson, a longtime fixture at Brodhead Airport and collector of antique aircraft himself. Much of Lee’s collection was included in the sale, including two aircraft that will fit perfectly in our museum, a Velie-powered 1927 Monocoupe 70 and a very early 1937 Taylorcraft A.
Work can now begin in earnest on designing our new museum facility. Our general plan at this time is to take down the 42-year old steel hangar (see previous post) and replace it with a modern 12,500 sq.ft. museum facility that can house our entire collection under one roof.
Join us in celebrating this big step forward for the Kelch Aviation Museum and in preserving the antique airplane heritage of Al Kelch and Brodhead Airport.