|Maine Aviation Historical Society
Maine Air Museum
|A Non-profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation
The Museum was started around the year 2000 to give us a location to store,
collect, document and display our collection of artifacts and memorabilia that we
We are open during the summer to the public and provide an educational
experience, memories and entertainment to our visitors. We have something for all
ages and we ask that you stop by and visit.
Our admission rates of $2.00 per adults and $1.00 for children is kept inexpensive
so that everyone can afford to stop by and enjoy the displays. We welcome groups
such as Scout Troops and Military Reunions but ask that you call ahead so we can
be prepared with staffing to better accommodate your group.
vacant or used for storage for a number of years. It was in desperate need
of repair and we have accomplished much.
On the exterior we:
1. Rebuilt the cinder block wall in the back where it had been struck
2. Spent a lot of time scraping and doing concrete work to get the
building ready for painting.
3. Applied over 40 gallons of paint to the exterior of the building.
4. Erected a fence around the perimeter of the yard.
5. Replaced the Maine Ave. side bay doors which were rusted beyond
On the inside we:
1. Removed the mold filled office walls.
2. Sealed cracks in the cement.
3. Painted the main bay, office, break room, bathroom, back bay and
bays one and two.
4. Installed suspended ceiling and ceiling lights, in the office area, break
room and bath room.
5. Installed a furnace, oil tanks and duct work in the main building.
6. Installed panic bars on the doors and emergency lights in the main
building and a handicapped ramp for the entrance, to bring it up to code.
7. Replaced many of the circuit breakers and corrected problems with
the lights and circuits to get them back in working condition.
8. Installed small propane heaters in the break room and office.
Most of this work was funded with cash donations which came from the
pockets of those donating their time. In the first three years, over 3,100
hours of labor was donated on the building alone. We opened in the
summer of 2002, but charged no admission as we were still very much a
work in process.