Pictured is the Kelch Aviation Museum’s 1929 Stearman C3B, NC8811 after a day’s work with Atwood Crop Dusters in 1954. Crop dusting was a dangerous business, and 8811 was involved in a forced landing on August 13, 1954. The pilot, Peter Grant (pictured) was applying a dust insecticide, Tetraethyl Pyrophosphate
This may look like an ordinary patch of gravel, but look closely and you’ll see evidence of underground electrical work. Construction on our long anticipated Phase 3 building has officially begun￼￼￼￼! Watch here for further updates as we complete our museum facility over the next several months￼. Better yet, stop
One of the coolest things about the Kelch Aviation Museum? The planes on display are real historic treasures AND many still fly! Case in point: The gorgeous baby blue Bird biplane that Charles Lindbergh bought customized for his wife, Anne, is on display right here at the Kelch Aviation Museum!
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/
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
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
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