Gary Shapiro passed away

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we report the passing of MAPS member Gary Shapiro.  Gary and his wife Barbara joined MAPS in August of 2013.  Both have been very active members.  Gary quickly joined the Douglas A-26 restoration crew.  A graveside service will be held at Fairlawn Rose Hill Burial […]

Bob Withee passes away at 97

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Bob Withee, WWII veteran and MAPS volunteer. Bob joined MAPS in March of 2002 and was an excellent tour guide. Bob was born on Flag Day, June 14th 1921 and was 97 years old. Bob was active until October of […]

Results of the 2018 Raffle

Here are the results of the 2018 Raffle: $1,000 Pat Ryan $500 Al Bachman $250 Dale Ryba $125 Gary Shorter $75 Don Neidert $50 Larry Perkins We want to thank everyone who supported this year’s Raffle by either buying or selling tickets. This program us pay the utilities during the coldest part of the year.

Results of Akron Beacon Journal, “Beacon’s Best 2017” 

MAPS Air Museum was the WINNER in the Beacon’s Best for the Category of Museum. MAPS received a 3rd place Best things to do under $10, 3rd place for Kids/Family Outing. We received top ten for three other categories, Area Attraction/non-sport, Party Center/Event Hall and Wedding Venue. Congratulations to the membership for great results. 

Ralph Lynn passes at 98

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that MAPS member and WWII veteran Ralph Lynn has passed away today March 16, 2018.  Ralph was born on October 26, 1919 and was 98 years old.  He joined MAPS in June of 2007.  He was very active past his 95th birthday until declining health caused him to move to […]

Lunch Room gets a makeover

We want to thank everyone who helped renovate the lunch room in the main hangar. This is a highly used room and the improvements have been significant. We also want to thank Mary Ann Cameron for being so understanding with all of our delays. The idea was to paint the room, but once they started, […]

MAPS Receives Bequest from Mrs. Malzacher

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 […]