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The Sky's The Limit!

The Kelch Aviation Museum celebrates the Golden Age of Aviation, a rich and riotous era full of record-breakers, barnstormers, and home-built aircraft. Through our exhibits, vintage airplanes, and many events, discover the homespun story of how aviation grew from a dream to an industry that changed the world.

Located in southern Wisconsin on the beautiful Brodhead Airport, visiting our museum is like stepping back in time. Our collection includes 19 vintage aircraft, 3 vintage automobiles, 10,000+ aviation books, 12 original aircraft engines, cabinets of photo collections, and dozens of models, works of art, and one-of-a-kind treasures! Whether you’re a Snoopy-and-the-Red-Baron fan or a researcher sleuthing out original aircraft blueprints, we have something to fascinate you!

Upcoming Events


Activities for the whole family

From workshops to family costume contests to expert information, Kelch Aviation Museum is a place for everyone!


Check out the collection

Each of our aircraft and automobiles has a one-of-a-kind history, and we can't wait to share it with you!


Learn all about aviation

Education is a mainstay of our museum! We offer programming for all ages, including some online opportunities during the pandemic.


Historical document collection

Like a logbook for an entire era, the books, photos, and media we've collected tell an amazing story of individuals and adventures.


Interactive Exhibits

Peek inside an airplane wing, try your hand at steering, or don an aviator's helmet! Step back in time and truly experience vintage aviation.



We usually host many annual events, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've moved online. Stay tuned for videos, interviews, and ways to explore aviation from your own home.

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