The Liberty Aviation Museum and The Tin Goose Diner are located next to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport KPCW Carl R. Keller Field. The museum opened in July 2012 and the restored 1950s diner, The Tin Goose Diner grand opened Labor Day weekend in 2012. For hours on the museum or diner, please visit our website or call us for s. Our hours do vary throughout the year and in the event of inclement weather, we will announce on our Facebook/Twitter pages of closures. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to hear of extended hours for the summer or shortened hours for fall/winter. There is a small fee to tour the museum.
The Liberty Aviation Museum is home to Georgie's Gal, a B-25J Mitchell WWII bomber built in 1945 also recently restored. The B-25 is currently back on display. Some of the display/ground vehicles include a 1941 Dodge ambulance, 2 WWII Willy's Jeeps, a German 37mm AA gun, German Horch Truck, German Field Kitchen, German Kubel, 3 BMW Motorcycles, Tiger Tank Replica, Hetzer Tank Replica, Panther Tank Replica, 2 WWII PT boats under current restoration. PT-728 is on display at the museum during restoration. The museum's recent acquisition of a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor City of Wichita/City of Port Clinton is currently on tour with EAA offering flight experiences throughout the year. Please note that not all vehicles and visiting aircraft/watercraft are on display. If traveling out to see a specific item, please call to verify. Our displays include WWII weaponry and uniforms and more local history from the Tri-motor heritage foundation in the gallery.
Follow our pages below for more info on our events, specials, and to follow the PT-728 Thomcat's restoration! If you are interested in seeing the museum when flying in: we have limited parking behind our hangar for small aircraft as long as no special events are going on. Larger planes and if the ramp is full or a special event is going on, guests can park at the airport. Shuttle service is available. Either radio in to FBO as taxiing in or call the museum and inquire about a shuttle. Prior to parking behind the museum on the ramp, please radio to FBO and verify ramp is open. At times, we do close our ramp to accommodate for special events. Any questions? Call 419-732-0234 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please check out our websites for schedule of events and other things going on at the museum! LIKE and FOLLOW us!
Liberty Aviation Museum Website: www.libertyaviationmuseum.org
Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/libertyavmuseum
PT-728 Thomcat, WWII PT boat Facebook: www.facebook.com/Pt728Thomcat
B-25 Georgie's Gal, museum's B-25 Mitchell Facebook: www.facebook.com/GeorgiesGal
Tin Goose Diner, 1950s diner attached to the museum: www.tingoosediner.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TinGooseDiner
EAA 1247 Tin Goose Chapter, based out of the airport and museum.
Website: www.1247.eaachapter.org Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Project: www.facebook.com/trimotorheritagefoundation
Website: www.trimotorheritagefoundation.org - Submitted by Connie