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Details Vintage Aviation Movie Night: Amelia March 21, 2024 6:30 pm Join us for the kickoff to our monthly Vintage Aviation Movie Night series on March 21st! Movie nights will be on the third Thursday of…

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Ami on EAA’s “The Green Dot” Podcast

The Kelch Museum’s Creative Development Director Ami Eckard-Lee tells her unique aviation story, including her path to becoming the Creative Director here at Kelch, her totally period-accurate flight training in a 1931 Curtiss Junior, and her love of history in this interview for EAA’s Green Dot podcast! Listen now at

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Temporarily Closed for Renovation

mportant announcement: Temporarily Closed for Updates As we construct new exhibits in the new Atrium, the museum will be closed for January and February. We will still be open by appointment for tours and visits, however, so please reach out if you would like to swing by – just call

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Merry Christmas

Have you ever heard of New England’s Flying Santa? A tradition kept in flight since 1929, the Flying Santa pilots deliver gifts and holiday cheer to isolated lighthouse and coast guard families. Read the heartwarming story of 90+ years of community kindness and joyful aviation: https://www.flyingsanta.com/index.html Merry Christmas, one and

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Moving Airplanes

We’re moving airplanes this week! The Rose Parrakeet had her wings removed to fit through the door to the new Atrium, where it will soon hang from the ceiling.

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There’s music in the air!

“There’s music in the air!” Back in 1931, eight musically-inclined Boeing pilots formed The Boeing Band and played concerts at the Boeing Field airport. There’s no record of them playing IN the air, however…. We’ll have live music at the Kelch Aviation Museum this Sunday, December 10th, for our Vintage

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The New Atrium

Our Phase III Welcome Atrium is *almost* finished…we received our occupancy permit today! Lots of work yet to build out displays, move furniture and cabinets that we’ve been collecting, and hang some airplanes from the ceiling. We can’t wait to show it off to everyone. Isn’t it cool?!

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Taildragger Tuesday

Taildragger Tuesday! Here’s the museum’s 1940 Welch OW8M, a replica built by Al Kelch and his fabled “Tuesday Night Crew” at a top secret location in southeastern Wisconsin.

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New Electric Vehicle Charger

Museum volunteer Nick was the first to use our new Electric Vehicle “EV” charging station this week. A generous donor provided the EV equipment and its now available to museum visitors for a small donation.

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November Movie Night

Is this a description of our trusty Executive Director, Pat, after a busy week finalizing construction on the atrium, or a line from tonight’s movie “The High and the Mighty”? Only one way to find out: Hop on over to the Kelch Aviation Museum tonight to see John Wayne in

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