The new, official, site is: http://www.mnangmuseum.org/. This old site continues to be worked on as a personal project but does not contain current news or schedule.
We are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Minnesota Air National Guard.
Our museum is located on the Air Guard base at the North-East corner of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. This map and directions will help you find us. Please note that this is an active-duty base and visitors will not be admitted past the front gate at times other than posted in the schedule .
Also check the latest news about special events such as guest speakers, visiting aircraft, and open-cockpit days.
You are invited to take a virtual tour through the museum and see many of the artifacts we have on display.
Two special exhibits are our A-12 Blackbird spy-plane (single-seat predecessor to the SR-71), and the 1920 Curtiss Oriole built from scratch to replicate the first Air Guard airplane.
The Oriole was part of our celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Air National Guard in September of 95. Many military aircraft flew in to help us remember General Ray S. Miller's historic flight to Washingon, D.C. to accept Minnesota's commission as the first Air National Guard unit in the country.
Despite our military mission and location, most of the volunteers at this museum are civilians. If you share our interest in military aviation, we hope that you will consider becoming a volunteer. Even if you are not available to assist directly, your support as a museum member will be greatly appreciated. As a member, you will be invited to exclusive events, and can feel good about helping to preserve this imporant history.
There are always items on our wish list that would assist our operations and restoration projects. Maybe you have that one last insignia patch that we need to complete our collection or a nose-gear scissors-link for our F-101 Voodoo.
Our travelling Air Show Team brings a bit of our museum out to the rest of the upper mid-west by trailering our F-4 Photo Phantom cockpit to air shows and other community events. Kids of all ages can suit up and sit in our fully restored cockpits. For a donation, we provide a Poloroid(tm) photo of the experience. This has been one of our most successful fundraisers. Please call the museum if you are sponsoring an event you would like us to attend.
You may also be interested visiting other aviation museums.
Minnesota Air Guard Museum P.O. Box 11598 MSP-IAP, MN 55111-0598 (612)725-5609