Old Double Trouble
Yesterday was the 89th birthday of our Franklin Sport 90. (Check out the original data plate on the instrument panel.) Come and see “Old Double Trouble” at the Kelch Aviation Museum during our regular public hours; Wednesdays though Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Photo by Kari Grinell
Kent Joranlien Memorial Fellowship Hall
Yes, we invited the Stearman biplane to our party – and you can too! Rent the Kent Joranlien Memorial Fellowship Hall for everything from reunions to weddings. The vintage aircraft and cars make for amazing photo ops! It’s perfect for large or small groups, with a beautiful indoor & outdoor
One-Of-A-Kind Butler Blackhawk Display
The ONLY airworthy Butler Blackhawk in existence is on display in the museum – and rumor has it that it’ll be back in the sky someday very soon. Book a Super Nerd tour to learn as many technical details, backstories, and weird facts as you can handle. Come see this
Activities for Kids
Aviation is for everyone! This boy and his family took a biplane ride with our friends at Gypsy Air Tours for his 5th birthday. So fun! The museum is excited to share aviation with families and folks of all ages! We have a kids’ activities area open all the time,
See Our U.S. Air Mail Display
Mail doesn’t deliver on Sundays – but our Air Mail display sure does! Stop by today to see this display and many more! We’re open from 10am to 4pm.
Book Us For Your Next Special Event
Hosting a special event? Consider renting one of our beautiful buildings in idyllic rural Wisconsin! From weddings to workshops, the museum has got you covered – professional amenities, spacious & adaptable setup, and a beautiful view opening right onto the grass runways. Learn more and contact us at kelchmuseum.org/rentals
A Beautiful Day to Visit!
It’s a beautiful day to visit the museum! We’re open from 10-4pm today – drop in or call ahead to schedule a personalized tour!
Learn All About The Pietenpol
Brodhead Airport and the Kelch Aviation Museum hangars as seen from the cockpit of a Pietenpol. Learn the about the fascinating Pietenpol story in our immersive museum display! You can drop by Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm – or call ahead to schedule a special tour.
1928-29 Stearman C3Bs
Gathered at the museum today were three of the last airworthy 1928-29 Stearman C3Bs in the world. The red one at left was owned by Al Kelch and is now part of the Kelch Aviation Museum. At center and visiting from California is a beauty owned by Walt Bowe. At
Name That Airplane Engine
The museum is open from 10 to 4 today. Come on out and play Name That Airplane Engine!