Mayor of Brodhead Airport

Here’s a great article about our favorite airport bum, Jeanne Scholes: https://www.peshtigotimes.com/content/mayor-airport-–-my-window

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Friends of Ancient Road Transportation

The museum was happy to host the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation on their America’s Dairyland Tour today. Over 20 of these beauties stopped by on their way from Lake Geneva to New Glarus. Very cool old cars. Check it out: https://fb.watch/fDg54B4YqG/

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Barbara Arnold Donates 1931 Ford Model A

The Kelch Aviation Museum has received a beautiful (fully drivable) 1931 Ford Model A coupe in a donation from Ms. Barbara Arnold, in memory of her late husband, Stephen L. Arnold. Barbara and Steve acquired the Model A 2001 and toured extensively in it – “it’s a driver, not a

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Fundraising Fly Market

Come shop for rare and antique aircraft parts at the museum’s first-ever Fundraising Fly Market! Thursday September 8 through Saturday September 10, at the Kelch Aviation Museum on Brodhead Airport (C37). Open 9:00 a.m. to sundown each day. All proceeds go 100% to the Kelch Aviation Museum – and every

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1930 Fleet Biplane Donation

A very special aircraft has been donated to the Kelch Aviation Museum, a 1930 Fleet model 7 biplane! Lovingly restored and flown by the late Terry Bolger, the Fleet 7 was donated by Terry’s widow, Mary Jeanne Bolger. It was important to the Bolgers that the Fleet wouldn’t disappear into

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We’re on World of Aviation

Thanks to Al Malmberg for having us on his wonderful Minneapolis-based radio program again this morning. Listen at the link below. https://omny.fm/shows/world-of-aviation1/09-04-22-pat-weeden-the-kelch-aviation-museum-of-b  

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Hannah Earns Her Pilot’s License

Last week, the museum’s own Hannah Shickles got her private pilot’s license! When she first volunteered at the Kelch Aviation Museum not even two years ago, Hannah knew absolutely nothing about aviation. Walking through those hangar doors changed her life. One of The Kelch Aviation Museum pilots took Hannah for

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Jimmy Stewart Was a Real Pilot

Did you know that actor James Stewart, who plays Charles Lindbergh in “The Spirit of St Louis” (1957), was a pilot in real life? He was a licensed private pilot, as well as an instructor and B-24 pilot during WWII. We’ll be showing “The Spirit Of St Louis” on tomorrow

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Vintage Aviation Movie Night August 13

It’s time for Vintage Aviation Movie Night! Saturday August 13th at 7pm, come watch The Spirit of St Louis starring Jimmy Stewart. Movie is free and starts at 7; we’ll be serving pizza and soda starting at 6pm for $8/person. Invite your friends!

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Studebaker Erskine Advertisement

We’re an aviation museum, but we also have some amazing vintage cars. Check out this vibrant advertisement for the Studebaker Erskine – then come see ours in person at the museum! PS: yes, it still drives!

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