News Archive for August, 2017

New Gallery Space at Yankee Air Museum

The Yankee Air Museum recently renovated former office space to expand our museum gallery with a dedicated space for artwork! The new Art Gallery opened in August, 2017, after eight months of work. The Art Gallery provides a quiet, reflective space in the Yankee Air Museum where guests can enjoy aviation, aerospace and history-themed artwork […]

The Big Dig – Construction Dollars and Pro-bono Services Needed!

 “The Big Dig” at Willow Run continues! This major infrastructure project is the first step to restoring full utility services to the building. When the main portion of the original facility was demolished, it left our preserved portion with no utilities. Basic services such as permanent electricity and lighting, a heating system, a fire suppression […]

Our Biggest Issue of ‘Approaches’ Yet!

The Yankee Air Museums biannual publication, Approaches magazine, is hot off the presses, and this is the biggest issue yet! Approaches spotlights new exhibits and initiatives of the Yankee Air Museum, and follows the progress of the Campaign to save, preserve and renovate the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s future new home. And, each issue […]

Willow Run Memories – August 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project include a beautiful and touching vignette of a very young girl watching her big brother fly off to war in a B-24 bomber, the stories of a variety of workers at the Bomber plant who did everything from installing top-secret Norden bomb sights to managing air traffic in the […]