artist depiction of completed exterior of Hagerstown Aviation Museum with people and a plane outside artist depiction of the completed interior of Hagerstown Aviation Museum with tables and planes and screen

Since purchasing the 1943 Fairchild Flight Test Hangar outright in early 2023, a multitude of renovations and restorations have taken place with the goal of opening the museum to visitors in late 2023. Referred to as "phase one," these efforts focused primarily on health and safety items, ADA compliance, fire suppression, lead remediation, and other key initiatives. Continued support to reach our $6 million goal will enable the museum to execute "phase two" of its capital projects, including expansion of exhibits, relocation of the archives and library, and creation of classrooms.

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