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.
PHASE 1: COMPLETED: Spring 2019
THE FIRST PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN FINISHED. ALL INITIAL SITE WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND WE ARE NOW WAITING FOR THE GROUND TO SETTLE PROPERLY SO THAT WE CAN MOVE ON THE OTHE NEXT PHASE.
PHASE 2: UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW!: ESTIMATED COMPLETION SUMMER 2021
CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
The steel started to go up the first week of February 2021. Photos at right are of the steel going up and the drawings of the building.
NOTE: This part is on a funding timeline, so you can make a difference by making a donation today! See below.
PHASE 3: PROJECTED COMPLETION: TIMELINE DRIVEN BY FUNDING
PLANS ARE FOR THE MUSEUM TO BE FINISHED AS SOON AS THE FUNDING LEVELS ARE MEET.
STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS.