MAPS Receives a Grant From The Timken Foundation

MAPS Air Museum received a grant from The Timken Foundation. This grant will be used for Phase II of the second floor renovation. The foundation was instrumental in Phase I which included the elevator, radiant heat and the storage room. (The OMM Room was funded by the Ward and Joy Timken Foundation) Phase II will […]

Ohio Military Museum’s New Home

MAPS Air Museum is renovating a large room that will house the collection from the Ohio Military Museum. It will be located on the second floor of the main hangar. The major delay was due to the requirement to install an elevator which was recently approved by the State of Ohio. We have modified the […]

Matching Grant Received From Stark Community Foundation

Stark Community Foundation has awarded MAPS Air Museum a $15,000 educational grant for our High School US History program. $5,000 of the grant is contingent on raising matching contributions from individuals prior to November 2016. This program has grown significantly over the past five years to include thirteen Stark County Schools and 1,664 students. The […]

2016 – Welcomed with New Flags

I can’t think of anything more important than starting 2016 with brand new flags.  During the current threat of terrorism and the finger pointing going on in our government, it is very important that we remember what made this country strong. It was compromise, having a sense for the big picture, doing what is right […]

Radiant Heaters Installed

Six – 60 ft. radiant heaters have been installed in our main hangar by C.R. Kurtz. These heaters are significantly more efficient, less noisy and provide a more consistent heat than the old rotation unit that we have used for many years. The funding for this very important improvement was provided by The Timken Foundation […]

Fallen Feather Memorial Comes To MAPS

We are honored to be the future home of the “Fallen Feather” Memorial. It will house a hand carved feather for every service person lost to the war on terror from Ohio. The Cabinet is complete, the glass doors are installed, the move from Massillon to MAPS took place on Tuesday, November 3. About the Fallen Feathers […]

P-51 Gets Her Plaques

Sunday June 14 was a very special day. It was Flag Day, It was Bob Withee’s 94th Birthday and it was the day the P-51 Monument received her plaques. One for Bob Withee, One for 112th Fighter Squadron and One for the Organizations who helped with the project. Thank You Bob for your friendship and […]

S & K Asphalt & Concrete comes to MAPS

Work began on Thursday April 30 and the S & K employees finish on Saturday May 2. We want to make sure that we thank the S & K Asphalt & Concrete Company, Akron and all their employees for the wonderful transformation that they created at MAPS. They took a bunch of pot holes, loose […]

P-51 Mounted on Massillon Road

We mounted Jean Ann II on her pole on Saturday April 12 at 1:00pm. It took about 45 min to complete the activity. The crew still has to add the canopy, the air scoop panels, do some touch-up, and paint the pole before she is finished.  Bob Withee was able to watch the entire process. Congratulations […]

Projects Being Worked On

MAPS Projects Currently Being Worked On A7E Corsair II – Addition of the Wind Tunnel as an education tool. PTO Construction – Power Unit for the Wind Tunnel Main Hangar Renovation – Demolition of the second story. Thanks to Rick Willaman for creating these historical records