Military Aviation Preservation Society is a mostly all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the history of military aviation.
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MAPS will be open Wednesday Jan 3 for normal hours.
Due to expected extremely cold weather, we will close Thurs and Friday Jan 4 & 5, 2018.
MAPS will reopen Saturday Jan 6 for normal hours.
Please keep warm and safe.
MAPS Hangar has been packed for the Winter with planes that are scheduled to be worked on. We will continue to paint the F-4 and the Portage Lakes Career Students will work on the MiG-17. We are also going to try to repaint the F-100 and begin working on the F-16.
MAPS Air Museum received a bequest of $20,000 from Mrs. Marianne V. Malzacher. Mrs. Malzacher is the mother of Sharon Ramsay, wife of Ken Ramsay, Director at MAPS. Ken said that Mrs. Malzacher wanted to see museum that he was always talking about so they made a visit. She was thrilled when she arrived and spent 2 1/2 hrs in the Gallery of Heroes reading every display. Her favorites were: Pearl Harbor, Rosie the Riveter and the Reymann Brothers.
We would like to thank Mrs. Malzacher and her family for this very generous gift. In support of the families wishes, the gift has been entered into a restricted account and will be used for the restoration of aircraft.
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Sunday December 3rd is the Santa Fly In, starting at 1:00PM bring your kids and grandkids to see Santa Claus. NOTE: Bring your smart phones or cameras to get a picture of your loved ones with Santa.
Entry is free but please bring in a food donation for the Reserves/National Guard Family Services Food Pantry that services the troops stationed at the Akron Canton Airport.
MAPS Air Museum will be closed:
Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve
and Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve.
We will be Closed Christmas Day and New Year Day.
We want to thank you for making 2017 a great year at MAPS Air Museum. We hope you have a great Holiday Season and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.
MAPS is closed today to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Please enjoy the time with your families.
We will reopen Friday & Saturday 9:00 – 4:30 and Sunday 11:30 – 4:00
Don’t forget to sign up for our MAPS Christmas Party on December 3rd at 6:00PM. The cost is $15 per person plus please bring a food donation for the Family Service Group’s Food Pantry for the troops stationed at CAK. See Bob Schwartz, Reed or Kim to get signed up. Thank you for your support.
MAPS to Sponsor WWII Military History Venture Crew
MAPS is sponsoring a Venturing Crew that specializes in this era of our history. Venturing is a program of the Boy Scouts of America which promotes special interest education and experiences. As a member of this crew, you will learn more about World War II by visiting historic sites and museums, participating in living history encampments, parades, honor ceremonies, and reenactments, while interacting with others who share the same interest.
Organizers of this group will be at MAPS on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the Santa Fly-in event. All are welcome to visit and find out about how you can become a part of this exciting new program. Both youth and adults are encouraged to join! Regular monthly meetings and events will begin in early January. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 330-575-0730.