Old Magazines with Michael John, #5: Ford’s Failure in Form and Function
By Michael John Jaeger, volunteer docent Over 700 aircraft models were certified in the United States during the 1920s and 30s. Some are still well known today, but most are forgotten to history. Many companies tried their hand in the aircraft business; some of their creations were good, some not
Barnstormer Barbecue April 29
Delicious barbecue and more, catered by Fibs Restaurant! Pulled pork, burnt ends, sides and dessert. Vegetarians option of roasted portabella mushrooms and sides. $15/plate, all proceeds go to the non-profit. $8 kids’s plates. Serving from 5 to 7pm. Open to everyone! Museum hangar will be open for visitors to enjoy until
Old Magazines with Michael John, #4: Early 1932 in Four Graphs￼
By Michael John Jaeger, volunteer docent The March 1932 issue of Aviation magazine is a mass of numbers and figures, in an attempt to portray the state of aviation at of the start of 1932. 39 pages of tables, graphs and text. 90 YEARS AGO: Illinois has more aviation than
A Perfect Day for Fun Projects
It’s cold and gray outside, but that’s perfect weather for books and coloring projects! What are your favorite aviation books? Our kids area isn’t just for toddlers – we’ve got some great stuff for teens and adults too. Come on out – we are open 10am to 4pm all weekend!
Find Us in the Visitor’s Guide!
The new Green County Visitor’s Guide is out, with a great article about the museum and our own Hannah Shickles! The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Stop out and see us!
Travel Air 4000 Project
Ami worked on the exhaust manifold on the Wright J5 engine today, as progress continues on the museum’s Travel Air 4000 restoration! Restoration work is long, slow, and often tedious, but absolutely worth it. We are grateful to have vintage aviation restoration expert Kent McMakin on our team. Donate to
WE DID IT! Thanks to all of you, we met our $3,000 winter fundraiser goal … and you know what that means: The Blooper Reel has been published! So here it is, the long-awaited, often requested, much maligned, and hugely hilarious collection of outtakes from the museum’s video series and promos.
Only a few more hours left to donate to our $3K Blooper Reel fund drive Challenge! If we reach our $3,000 goal by tonight, we’ll publish the blooper reel. Sadly (but maybe fortunately?) the outtakes do NOT include any stunts or bloopers like the one in this photo… But we
We are thrilled to announce that Larry Steenstry of Elkhorn, Wisconsin has donated his original homebuilt Rose Parrakeet to the Kelch Aviation Museum. Based on the 1929 design, Larry built the ship in 1996 and has won numerous award at midwestern fly-ins over the years. Always the brave barnstormer, Larry
Ami & Hannah’s Blooper Reel Challenge
Day two of our blooper fundraising challenge! Behind the scenes can get a little goofy… Donate $5, $10, or a million bucks and help us reach our $3,000 fundraising goal this week! When we hit that number, we’ll share the whole outrageous outtake reel with you all. kelchmuseum.org/contribute The museum