Working on the Butler Blackhawk

What work is Ami doing in the footspace in the cockpit of the Butler Blackhawk? Stay tuned… There’s always some adventure going on at the museum!

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Have An Event?

We recently hosted an aviation-themed wedding photoshoot! Did you know the museum has an event space to rent? We’re excited to host parties, workshops, reunions, and more. Have a special occasion coming up? Contact us for more info on rentals!

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Great shots from an amazing weekend!

Great shots from an amazing weekend! We are so lucky to call Brodhead Airport our home.

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Butler Blackhawk

Ten hours of tinkering for every one hour of flying… Here’s longtime museum friend Frank doing a little maintenance on the Butler Blackhawk. We’re proud (and lucky!) to keep the museum aircraft airworthy and flying regularly. Come see for yourself – we’re open 10am to 4pm, or book a special

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Tune In!

Madison area friends, we’ll be on WKOW-TV channel 27 tonight at 6:00 pm for a short segment on the museum. Check it out!

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Come In For A Tour, or Just A Visit!

It’s always a great day for a museum visit! Rain or shine, warm or cold, we’re open today and the rest of the week from 10am to 4pm.

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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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