The REO fire truck is just about ready for its 100th Birthday Party on May 4. Hannah and our volunteer vintage car expert Claude have been working for months to get it in top shape, and finally took it for a short drive on Friday. The work list included repairs
Throwback Thursday! We stumbled upon this May, 1974 copy of Rod Action magazine, and there in the background is Al Kelch’s own 1932 Franklin Sport 90! It sure makes that hot rod look classy. See the Franklin Sport at the Kelch Aviation Museum, Wed–Sun; 10-4. No word on where the
Mark your calendars for Vintage Aviation Movie night on Friday, April 21st, at 7pm the Kelch Aviation Museum! We’re showing Thunder Birds (1942), and serving pizza and soft drinks at 6:30. The event is free, but donations are always encouraged! Directed by Oscar-winner (and real WWI pilot) William A. Wellman,
Construction Update: The Kelch Aviation Museum will be CLOSED UNTIL MARCH to accommodate our Phase III construction and to maintain safe visitor access. Office staff will maintain regular hours, and special tours can be arranged by calling our office at 608-897-1175. Our regular public hours will resume Wednesday, March 1.
Join us for RESCHEDULED Vintage Aviation Movie night! Thursday, March 2, We’ll be showing Wings in the Dark, a fun little film from 1935 starring Myrna Loy and Cary Grant, and partially inspired by Amelia Earhart! The movie tells the story of a daring woman pilot and an inventor in
Volunteers were busy today scanning more of the Leo Kohn negative collection in the museum’s archives. Here we see Travel Air E-4000 (Kohn identified it as a D-4000) NC-407N at Milwaukee County Airport in Cudahy, Wisconsin at an unknown date, possibly 1941. The ship was owned by “Squeek” Burnett of