Museum Events

The museum is involved in various events during the year.  During the summer months we sponsor Open Cockpit Days or OCDs.  This is a special time when visitors can tour the museum and Chuck Schumacher Aviation Air Park.  In the air park, you can look into the cockpits of the airplanes and former pilots of that model of aircraft are on hand to answer questions and talk about the aircraft and their experiences flying it.  You might even see collector cars at a Cruise-In taking place at the museum at the same time.

We also are involved in hosting tours for groups like the Civil Air Patrol, Girl and Boy Scouts, school groups, and senior citizen groups, participation in community event and so forth.

Due to Covid 19 our museum is closed.  However, we are accepting appointments to tour our airpark from 9 am to 12 noon on Tuesdays through Sundays.  Please leave a voicemail on the Prairie Aviation Museum voicemail with your preferred date and time within those time and date slots and with a 24 hour notice to make your appointment.  Also leave your phone number.  If you need to speak to someone call 309-530-2221.  Thank you for contacting the Prairie Aviation Museum.

 Below is a normal year’s schedule. 

2020 January and February ** The Museum is closed for remodellig and cleanup.

2020 March and April   ** Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm

2020 April to September   ** Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm

2020  October to December   ** Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm