REO Fire Truck Repairs
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
April Movie Night
Thanks to everyone who came out to Vintage Aviation Movie Night on Friday, and thanks to Firebolt Stone Oven Pizza & Coffee for their sponsorship of the awesome food and dessert. Watch our events page for the summer movie schedule.
Hot Rod Thursday
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
Thunder Birds Movie Night
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,
Closed til March
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.
We hope everyone is staying warm on this cold winters day! Today Hannah and Pat are in charge of snow removal… Looks like Hannah is enjoying herself. Although, Pat looks less thrilled Stay connect online @ Kelch Aviation Museum on YouTube.
First Vintage Aviation Movie Night of 2023
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
Winter is a great time to schedule your group tour at the museum. On Sunday, we hosted several scouting groups including these kids from Dragons of Light, Den 11 & Den 12, Cub Scout Pack 350 in Oregon, WI. Scout leaders are Greg Kosharek and Isabel Avila. Call or e-mail
Leo Kohn Negative Collection
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
Vintage Airline Timetables
Happy Friday! We received a great donation yesterday; several boxes of vintage airline timetables from a supporter in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Look at these beauties from the 1940s!