More Additions to Our Gift Shop!

Latest addition to our gift shop! Bella Plus Canvas 4.2oz pre-shrunk 100% combed ring-spun Cotton material. Steel blue in color. Features the Kelch Aviation Museum logo screen printed in full color on the left chest area. $20 plus shipping. https://www.kelchmuseum.org/…/kelch-museum-t-shirt…/

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Tour of the Laird Commercial Biplane

Collections manager Ami Eckard-Lee gives a close-up tour of the Laird Commercial Biplane, and the remarkable love story behind N6906, which is on display at the Kelch Aviation Museum for the winter of 2021-22. The Kelch Aviation Museum is located at the Brodhead Airport C37 in southern Wisconsin. A non-profit,

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Butler Blackhawk Flies Again

The museum’s 1929 Butler Blackhawk, the only airworthy example in the world, flew again for the first time in nearly 15 years on October 30, 2021. Pilot Andrew King snapped this beautiful shot over Brodhead Airport with a wing-mounted camera. The Blackhawk was restored by Kent & Don McMakin.

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Video Tours

Airplane video tours are back! Collections manager Ami Eckard-Lee gives a close-up tour of the Laird Commercial Biplane, and the remarkable love story behind N6906, which is on display at the Kelch Aviation Museum in Brodhead, WI., for the winter. Check it out on our Facebook Page. Remember: The museum

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Happy Halloween From Kelch

Happy Halloween! Here is a Travel Air in a costume: it’s the Wichita Fokker, just a Travel Air in a nifty paint job disguise for a Hollywood film. Come see this airplane’s remaining wing and learn about the history of Hollywood pilots, planes, and painted “costumes” at the museum! Open

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Come Say Hi to Boneita!

At the Kelch Aviation Museum, we’ve had a skeleton resurface from Pietenpol past… WAIT… That’s just Boneita dropping in to say hi and share the Halloween spirit. Happy Halloween! We’re open 10 – 4 today and tomorrow! Boneita is waiting for you!

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Enjoy Our Kids Area For Free!

We love the paint job Winnie gave her plane! Our kids area is always chock-full of crafts, books, and coloring pages, free to enjoy for all ages. The museum is open 10am to 4pm today and all weekend. See you there!

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Latest Features on Airplanes with Ami

The latest Airplanes with Ami video comes out this weekend! This time it features the Laird LCB, which is on display at the museum this winter. Come see it yourself – we’re open 10am to 4pm every day but Monday & Tuesday.

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New Mugs!

New arrival in the gift shop for autumn! Enjoy your favorite hot beverage in our new coffee mugs. Get them on your visit to the museum or order online here: https://www.kelchmuseum.org/product/coffee-mug/

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Never Too Cold!

Is it too cold to fly in an open cockpit today? Depends… For Wild Bill and the other airmail pilots, it was never too cold to fly. For board member Eric – well, he’s from Wisconsin, so probably the same answer! Swing by our (heated) hangar at the museum today!

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