After five years of fundraising, planning, talking, and dreaming,The Kelch Aviation Museum will celebrate with a takeoff party on July 23rd! Our Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., with a formal ribbon cutting, special tours, and maybe even a speech or two. More details to come, but mark your
Lights, camera, action! The latest in our continuing series of virtual aircraft tours, “Airplanes With Ami!” has been published. Join Collections Manager Ami Eckard-Lee & Archivist Hannah Schickles as they rig and balance the wings on a Travel Air 4000 Biplane.
Air Mail pilots like William “Wild Bill” Hopson faced many dangers, but none so menacing as being cut out of foam board with a sharp knife by our Archivist, Hannah. Wild Bill is featured in the museum’s Air Mail exhibit, curated by Hannah. You can see him when we open
What do you do when you can’t find authentic 1920s Air Mail sacks for your new museum? You make your own! Collections Manager Ami and Archivist Hannah researched and fabricated these U.S. Air Mail bags from authentic materials and inking processes. They look awesome! We’re one step closer to opening