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. 

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Project Status

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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.

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PHASE 2: 
OUTSIDE/SHEEL COMPLETE

ESTIMATED COMPLETION FALL 2021

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CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
Photos at right are of the steel going up and the drawings of the building. The goal is to have the entire buildings "outside" complete and weatherproof before the cold weather arrives in November 2021.

NOTE: This part is on a funding timeline, so you can make a difference by making a donation today!  See below.

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Overhead View Outside
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PHASE 3: PROJECTED COMPLETION: TIMELINE DRIVEN BY FUNDING
GOAL IS THE END OF 2022

PLANS ARE FOR THE MUSEUM TO BE FINISHED AS SOON AS THE FUNDING LEVELS ARE MEET.
STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

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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