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Plans for museum in Brodhead take flight
A 1940 Welch OW5 sits in a hangar at the Brodhead Airport. The airplane is one of 12 airworthy vintage aircrafts owned by the Kelch Aviation Museum Inc. The planes are stored in different hangars and can be viewed by appointment or at shows. The Kelch Aviation Museum is currently raising money to build a museum by the end of next year. To order either of these photos, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
BRODHEAD - The Alfred & Lois Kelch Aviation Museum announced Monday plans to build a $1 million facility to house its collection of vintage aircraft and automobiles. The new facility will be a 23,000-square-foot hangar that will house every item in the collection, be open to the public and contain a reference library and an art gallery. Museum curator Pat Weeden said the museum is currently "a museum in name only."