News Archive for the ‘Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant Campaign’ Topic

Urgent! Hangar Space at Willow Run Bomber Plant Needed Now!

The Yankee Air Museum, the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and the Yankee Lady B-17 need your help today! Hangar One at Willow Run Airport, where Yankee Air Museum keeps its flyable historic aircraft, will be decommissioned in 2019. We have determined that the most cost effective, efficient solution is constructing two 15,000 sq.ft. hangar bays […]

Thanks to You! 2018 Construction Highlights

The Yankee Air Museum is continuing its work to renovate the famed Word War II Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s new home! Our members, donors, and supporters have all come together to make this possible. We are so grateful! With your continued support, we will continue to make progress. Here’s a few […]

New Name, Same Important Mission

The Michigan Aerospace Foundation will be called the Yankee Air Museum Foundation! The Michigan Aerospace Foundation (MAF) is the fundraising arm of the Yankee Air Museum. Its purpose is planning and funding the expansion of the Museum’s facilities. Currently, the Foundation is focused on renovating a portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to […]

Rosie World Record 2017 Official Photo and Keepsakes

Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photo and Keepsakes are Available Now! Here’s how to get them: You can download the Official Guinness Rosie World Record Photograph at the top of this web page by right-clicking on it and downloading it to your computer. High quality prints of the World Record Photo are available for purchase […]

Air Show Provides an Opportunity to Thank Our Donors

The Thunder over Michigan Air Show, presented by Wayne County Airport Authority and organized by the Yankee Air Museum, is one of the highlights of the Michigan summer season and one of America’s leading air shows. This year’s event featured thrilling demonstrations by the USAF Thunderbirds and Team Oracle as well as activities for the […]

A New Video About Willow Run from PBS!

Watch this great new video made by PBS/Detroit Public Television, documenting the historical importance of the famous Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, MI, and highlighting the Yankee Air Museum’s campaign to save a portion of the historic factory to become the Museums future new home. The massive Willow Run complex in Ypsilanti turned out […]

Matching Grant: Thanks, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs!

We are proud to announce that the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) will provide matching funs for donations received through June 30, 2018. So, thanks to MCACA, if you donate now, you can double your donation! MCACA believes that a vibrant cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality-of-life, and […]

VIDEO – Share The Vision!

Our historic section of the Willow Run Bomber Plant has been rescued from demolition and saved for its next big role in history: as the future home of the new Yankee Air Museum! Now progressing in its preservation, planning and design, our new space will be an impressive addition to Southeast Michigan’s burgeoning cultural scene. […]