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    Our Mission for today: River Rat Museum

 

 

The National River Rat Executive Board is thrilled to announce the the next mission for ALL River Rats. We have teamed up with Aviation Heritage Park, located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for them to be the future  "Home of the River Rats".

The River Rat Museum would be part of a larger aviation museum being built by Aviation Heritage Park. This 11,000 sq. ft. indoor museum will allow the River Rats to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, documents, patches, flight suits, and other items better suited for a controlled environment. Interactive exhibits will captivate visitors with exciting in-depth insight and understanding of the what and who the River Rats are. 

Latest Museum Photos

Project Status

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PHASE 1: COMPLETED:
Spring 2019

THE FIRST PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN FINISHED.  ALL UNDERGROUND UTILITIES ARE IN PLACE AND READY FOR THE BUILDING TO BE ERECTED AS SOON AS THE GROUND THAWS.

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PHASE 2: 
OUTSIDE/SHEEL COMPLETE

MARCH 2022

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CONSTRUCTION OF THE "OUTSIDE" OF THE BUILDING IS COMPLETE. NEXT UP IS THE INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, AND HVAC. 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES.

 

CHECK OUT THE LATEST PHOTOS FROM THE OPEN HOUSE HELD ON APRIL, 2022.

FRONT SIGNS
FRONT SIGNS

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SOME OF THE MUSEUM COMMITTEE MEMBERS ATTENDING THE OPEN HOUSE ON APRIL 16, 2022
SOME OF THE MUSEUM COMMITTEE MEMBERS ATTENDING THE OPEN HOUSE ON APRIL 16, 2022

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VIEW LOOKING OUT FROM BUILDING
VIEW LOOKING OUT FROM BUILDING

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FRONT SIGNS

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PHASE 3: PROJECTED COMPLETION: Currently ongoing interior construction is in progress and on schedule.
Grand Opening Fall 2023


NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE A DONATION!

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VEIW OF THE FRONT
VEIW OF THE FRONT

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VIEW OF THE REAR HANGAR DOORS
VIEW OF THE REAR HANGAR DOORS

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Front View of the Mezzanine Area
Front View of the Mezzanine Area

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VEIW OF THE FRONT

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Signs are up!
Some Museum committee members attending the open house
Full Front View
Front View
View from the circle in front
Hangar Doors on the back
Restoration building behind the museum
Restoration Building
Front door looking in
Upstairs looking at lobby
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Upstairs looking at the right side
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Right side looking at the mezzanine area
Looking down on lobby
Left front corner looking at mezzanine area
Left side looking down on 1st floor
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River Rat 

MUSEUM

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"No Bucks, No Buck Rogers"

We need your help to fund this museum project to preserve our legacy for future generations. In addition to what we have listed below, stay tuned for future updates on how you can help make this a successful mission.

Ways to Support the Museum

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Help fund the mission to build the River Rat museum. Make your donation by going through the River Rats direct giving page. 

Take Off 2020

Matched Capitol Campaign

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Support the museum by purchasing the museum challenge coin. All proceeds go directly to supporting the museum.

MUSEUM CHALLENGE COIN