Volunteer shoutout: Thank you, Joe Snow! Joe has been a very special part of the museum family since day 1! From grilling burgers for events to hanging art on the Knight Hangar walls, to setting up tours to flying Young Eagles rides right outside our doors, the “Snowman” has done
THANK YOU! From ice-cream serving volunteers to major donors to the friends who spread the word, our “museum family” is what makes the museum and all we do possible. This month we’ll be posting about the amazing, varied, generous supporters who are part of our museum family – including YOU!
Santa says “Mark your calendars for December 18th from noon to 4pm for the Vintage Holiday Open House at the Kelch Aviation Museum!” Get in the holiday spirit with live music, a bake sale, crafts for kids, free museum tours – and airplanes of course! RSVP and learn more on
This place is hopping today! Excavators, electricians, cribbers, masons…not to mention the usual Brodhead Airport job supervisors. Construction of our Phase III “Wagner Welcome Atrium” has begun in earnest this week. The museum is still open normal hours; Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Please mind the barricades and equipment
All I want for Christmas is an airplane… Kids with their (impressive!) homebuilt toy airplane, late 1930s. Many of us dreamed of flying a plane when we were kids, but few of us built a model this elaborate! Donate now to support accessible aviation opportunities and education for kids (and
We’re temporarily out of stock of our biplane Christmas tree ornaments – but they’ll be back this week! Get yours before we run out again: The museum (and gift shop) is open today from 10am to 4pm, or you can shop online at www.kelchmuseum.org/product/biplane-christmas-ornament
Brothers Kent and Kurt Van Galder donated two very special items with some incredible local history: A painting of their father, Russell, bailing out of an airplane – and the very same parachute that saved his life in that incident! Many local aviators remember Russell Van Galder, a flight instructor
Instead of Black Friday… It’s BlackHAWK Saturday! We love showing off this biplane – an amazing restoration story, rare running Wright J5 engine, one of only 11 built. Listen to that engine – what a distinct, satisfying sound. Check out this (and 12+ other planes on display), plus free kids