Milwaukee Airport Museum Holding Memorabilia Sale
Rare sale of Milwaukee aviation memorabilia on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
There will be a rare sale of Milwaukee aviation memorabilia Wednesday, Nov. 9.
The sale is “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase memorabilia,” said Harold Mester, airport director of public affairs and marketing and vice president of the Friends of Mitchell Gallery of Flight.
“It is too early to know what the full impact of this change may have on the Friends, but it is almost certain to require a major effort to find a replacement and relocate,” the organization said. “The expense will likely be substantial. This unfortunately comes at a time when we have been experiencing rising operating costs.” The organization has used the space since 2016.
The group is looking for a new location for its office, archives and storage; and it’s holding a public sale Wednesday of aviation and airport memorabilia including plastic model kits, books, magazines, and posters among other things.
The group already held one sale in September, and said there will be new items available this time around.
Losing the office will not lead to the closure of the museum, the group said. It will, however, impact the day-to-day operations of the organization, which plans and directs the permanent and changing displays and exhibits at the Mitchell Gallery of Flight.
The sale will take place at the office building, 300 E. College Ave., Building 305, Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9.m.