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!
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
Explore the History of Aviation!
Doesn’t little Charlie look great in her new aviation helmet? We love sharing aviation with folks of all ages, and our kids area is full of hands-on activities for everyone. Come find yourself a helmet, enjoy our book collection, and explore the history of aviation! The museum is open 10am
Old Magazines with Michael John, no. 2: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…”
By Michael John Jaeger, volunteer docent and historian The role that airmail played in the development of aviation in the United States is highlighted at the Kelch Aviation Museum. This month I’ll explore how the airmail system looked at the start of 1922, a time the system was still young,
Major Grant from Wagner Foundation Enables Phase III Construction
The Kelch Aviation Museum at Brodhead Airport is proud to announce the start of construction on its Phase III museum building project. Construction of “The Dick and Bobbie Wagner Atrium” is only possible due to a very generous financial commitment by The Wagner Foundation of Lyons, Wisconsin. The Wagner’s connection
It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s a shot of our namesake Al Kelch, circa 1970, posing in stylish trousers with the 1932 Franklin Sport 90 “Old Double Trouble.” The plane now lives at the Kelch Aviation Museum; Al’s plaid trousers have been lost to time.
SuperAero Live Holiday Extravaganza
Our own Collections Manager makes an appearance tonight on the SuperAero Live Holiday Extravaganza at 8:30 pm central. https://youtu.be/AZzb-hOEcDY
Another First Flight Challenge Update!
We have the best support team! Our $2,000 First Flight challenge grant has been met with 14 hours to spare. Thank you to everyone who donated, pledged, or simply called to encourage!
First Flight Challenge Update
We’re over halfway to our $2,000 First Flight Challenge! https://fb.watch/akamD_jOYP/
First Flight Challenge Grant
First Flight $2,000 Challenge Grant! On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first flight and changed the world forever. Just three days ago on December 14th, our 18-year-old staff member Hannah made her own first solo flight! The museum’s goal is to celebrate history and to share aviation