When the Yankee Air Museum moves into the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant, it will become the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run.
We extend a heartfelt thanks to the many amazing people and organizations who helped to make this happen, by supporting the Campaign to Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant.
We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Together, “We Did It…Again.” Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and finish the job!
The National Museum of Aviation and Technology, beginning Summer 2017…
The mission of the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run will be to continue the work of the Yankee Air Museum in promoting, advancing and explaining the importance of American aviation and aerospace technology, along with a special focus on the story of B-24 Liberator production at the Willow Run Bomber Plant and the nationwide “Arsenal of Democracy” that helped America and her allies win World War II.
Sufficient funds have already been raised to buy, preserve, and convert into an independent building, a 144,000 sq. ft. portion of the originally 5 million sq. ft. facility, as a new home for the Museum.
The task before us now is to raise the balance of the funds needed to turn our “big, empty historic box” into a Museum, renovating its interior, and populating it with the exciting story of American aviation and technology.
Because it is a memorable slogan that many have rallied around, fundraising will continue under the “Save The Bomber Plant” campaign banner, and through the campaign website at www.savethebomberplant.org
The focus of fundraising, however, is shifting a little. As we go forward, raising money to preserve the building will recede into the background, as raising money to tell the stories of the new Museum moves to center stage.
Thank you again to every one of our wonderful supporters. Together, we have written another amazing chapter in Willow Run’s history, and introduced the “Can-Do” Spirit of Willow Run to a new generation.
To help create the exciting new National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run, make your gift at www.savethebomberplant.org, or by clicking the big, red DONATE button at the top and bottom of this page.
Go to www.savethebomberplant.org to learn more about the Campaign to Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant.