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    EAA Museum Location in 1975...

    This one's driving me a little crazy and I can't find anything on the Internet to help clarify. Was the EAA museum located in Milwaukee in the mid 70s? I sure thought I went to the EAA museum in Milwaukee in 1975. And my very ancient recollection was that it had a better (more broad) collection of planes than the current one. But that might be a bit biased by my age at the time.
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    It was located in Franklin, WI,(outside MKE) before moving to OSH. Don't know precisely when it moved, but I remember going to the museum in Franklin after i started flying in 1971. I saw the EAA Ford Tri-Motor with the wings setting against the hangar wall, if that dates the period. I remember that it had been damaged in a storm.

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    I found these two links

    http://www.franklinhistory.net/flyin...ation-history/

    And someone trying to sell a postcard.

    https://www.cardcow.com/514380/home-...lin-wisconsin/

    Another source of information is the EAA Sport Aviation Archives, where EAA Members can look at the Sport Aviation Magazines and newsletters all the way back to January 1953

    https://www.eaa.org/eaa/news-and-pub...viation-browse






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    I did a search for the phase "EAA Museum" in the Sport Aviation archives. The January 1968 issue has a good article on it. Address was 11311 W. Forest Home Ave, Franklin Wisconsin.

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    The building is still there and still in use. It looks much like it did then. Current occupant was a printing company when I last drove by a couple years ago.
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    Excellent!! My memory isn't that far off. Thanks for all the responses!!

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    That does look like the museum I remember. But it was pretty well covered in snow when I visited.
    Last edited by Low Pass; 07-30-2019 at 02:08 PM.
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    The museum, along with our offices, moved in the early '80s, and officially opened in 1983.

    Instead of the internet, you could have just checked your mailbox - this was mentioned in the August issue of Sport Aviation.

    I've attached a few stories from our archives talking about preparing for the move and opening back in '83. Enjoy!
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    Thanks Hal!! Appreciate the added info. And the magazine is on the coffee table, not yet cracked open. Still taking care of things after being out the last two weeks...
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