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So Grateful! Construction Update November 2018

The Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant, to become the Museum’s new home! Since acquiring a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant, we have created an exciting plan for the new museum, enclosed and painted the building structure, and begun the long […]

Foundation Fundamentals – Construction Update June 2018

Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s future new home! The new home of the Yankee Air Museum will be in the historic Willow Run “B-24 Liberator” Bomber Plant west of Detroit. 
Here, “Rosie the Riveter” made her mark, and the assembly line […]

A Fresh Coat of Paint at Willow Run!

This year, we put a new coat of paint on the exterior of the historic WWII-era Willow Run Bomber…thanks to some very generous companies and organizations! Painting work commenced at the end of September, 2016 and was finished in spring of 2017. It not only greatly improves the looks of the building – more importantly […]

Big Dig Done. Let’s Keep the Progress Going!

Thanks to you, our supporters, “The Big Dig” is complete at the historic Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant near Detroit, MI! 2017 was a busy construction year at the Bomber Plant, and we’re pleased to report that we’ve completed the trenching work necessary to bring vital utility lines to the building. We’re getting closer to […]

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 […]

Announcing The Big Dig at Historic Willow Run

We are proud to announce the “Big Dig” at historic Willow Run! When we saved a portion of the World War II-era Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition, our work had only just begun. When the main portion of the original facility was demolished, it left our preserved portion with no utilities. Basic services such […]

Yankee Air Museum/Willow Run Bomber Plant Welcomes New Neighbors: The American Center for Mobility

With great pleasure, we extend a big welcome to our new neighbors at the Bomber Plant Property! Ground has been broken for a new connected vehicle testing center right next door to us at Willow Run. On Monday, November 21st, 2016, hundreds of VIPs, government officials and other invited guests gathered to witness the official groundbreaking for The American Center […]

Willow Run Bomber Plant Construction Update November 2016

We’ve Been Working On: Important Planning Work… In 2016, our primary focus has been on architectural, engineering, and infrastructure planning work prior to the next round of construction activities… and, of course, fundraising. We have partnered with the American Mobility Center [ACM], Willow Run Airport and RACER Trust to determine the best way to re-do the utility and entrance […]

Saving The Willow Run Bomber Plant Presentation Video

Listen and watch as Dennis Norton tells the fascinating story of how the Yankee Air Museum acquired a portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, and learn about the history of the portion of the building that Yankee acquired through its Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant campaign. Includes lots of great historical photos, and modern […]

Willow Run Bomber Plant Construction Update March 2016

We saved a 144,000 sq. ft. portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition in 2014. But there is still a long way to go to turn our piece of the Plant into a Museum. March, 2016 marks the end of one full year of restoration work, and there is a much progress to celebrate! […]

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