Pandemic Post Office

At this time, we’re all relying so much on airmail, and yet it’s barely 100 years old! On this day in 1918, the USA Post Office made the first scheduled airmail trip between New York and Washington, D.C. Here’s some … Continue reading

Moving Charles Lindbergh

We moved Charles Lindbergh into the new hangar today – with proper health precautions, of course… Let this photo go on the record: at Kelch Aviation Museum we’re doing our part to keep the world healthy! … Continue reading

Interesting Masks

When we’re not working from home, our staff wears masks. We know we may look a bit odd, but we aren’t the first ones – check out this very, um, interesting, mask situation from the 1918 flu pandemic! Stay safe, … Continue reading

Pirsch REO Fire Truck

An awesome piece of local history has joined the museum, on permanent loan from the Brodhead Fire District. This Pirsch REO fire truck was purchased new by the city in 1923 and was in service until 1953. Restored in 1982, … Continue reading

1918 Flu Pandemic

In looking through historic documents from the 1918 flu pandemic, we found this… How do you enforce such a thing? Here at Kelch Aviation Museum, we’re relying on humor and hope. Remember, humanity has been through this before! Like our … Continue reading

Learn & Earn

Check out this cool poster, circa 1918! There are lots of similarities between today’s COVID-19 and the 1918 flu pandemic, and here at Kelch Aviation Museum we’ve been finding some inspiring and timely treasures. Stay safe, everyone! … Continue reading