Looking for New Home for AKM

Now in process are plans for a new driveway into the public part of Abraham Lincoln Capital  Airport, home of AeroKnow Museum (AKM). As a result we are looking for a new home in Springfield, Illinois. It is HOPED that following demolition of older hangars and offices, there will be made available to AKM. At BEST, if such space is made available, it will be significantly less space than was provided since 2010 when we began. I will talk with management at Standard Aero, the FBO which has generously allowed AKM to remain essentially where we started since a branch of nationally-known company moved in in 2017. I will also try to meet with friends at Springfield Airport Authority to see if there is  space for just a  single office that will permit greatly reduced  scope of AKM focus while continuing to allow our continuing PRESENCE  at the airport which would permit not only visits from curious travelers and citizens from beyond the typical airport community.

Plan B is to explore possibilities in downtown Springfield, within walking distance of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Illinois Historic Library, the restored Old State Capitol Building and the myriad of festivals and fine restaurants and gift shops.   We need a major patron to provide 2,000  square feet of floor space downtown.  At least 50% of the space will display model airplanes. The rest will be devoted to sharing Illinois aviation history and information about aircraft manufactured in the USA. I will be happy to explain what is need and how presence of AeroKnow Museum will benefit downtown Springfield and the city as a whole if you will email — akm@eosinc.com — and share your phone number with founder director Job Conger. On February 25, 2018,  it appears we have no future at the airport where some excellent people  allowed us to grow and welcome countless visitors from all over the world and establish warm friendships that continue to this day.  Your suggestions over the Internet and over coffee or lunch in beautiful downtown Springfield are welcome. Please contact me soon.

About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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