William S. Knight Foundation Grant Completed

Earlier this year, the Kelch Aviation Museum fulfilled its obligation to match a major donation from the William S. Knight Foundation totaling $370,000. Read the original grant announcement here.

The 2020 installment of the three year challenge grant was $123,333, and the museum raised its portion on August 1st. The final check from the WSK Foundation was presented on September 11 by Tom Brown, who is a board member of the foundation and long time friend of the Knights.

Pat Weeden (left) Executive Director of the Kelch Aviation Museum and Tom Brown (right) from the William S. Knight Foundation.

The Phase I hangar at the new museum will be named the “Bill & Sue Knight Memorial Vintage Airplane and Auto Hangar” in their memory.

The Kelch Aviation Museum will begin construction on Phase II of the museum late in 2020 with a grand opening to the public in the spring of 2021.


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    Linda Kernen says:

    What a wonderful thing happening in Brodhead. Bill often talked about the museum, too bad he is not with us seeing the finish touch. You all are amazing and I thank you for doing this in his memory.

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