Poplar Grove Vintage
Wings & Wheels Museum

A HISTORY OF WINGS & WHEELS

Dedicated to transportation history spanning between the years of 1903 – 1953, our museum is located on the Poplar Grove Airport (C77) in northern Illinois and features 12 acres of land that are occupied by several early 20th century airplane hangars and automotive garages. Our buildings have been saved from destruction and relocated to our campus where they have been renovated for future generations to enjoy. Our mission focuses not only on preserving history, but also educating people and future generations on the history of wings and wheels. 

Exhibits

wings
Wheels

upcoming events

  • 21 May, 2022

    The Jenny Takes Flight Day!

    Join us at 9:00AM on the Museum front lawn as our 1918 Jenny takes her first flight for the general public! Donuts and coffee will be available for all to

  • 29 May, 2022

    Slim’s Garage Vintage Family Photoshoot Day!

    On May 29th, 8-6pm, come alone, as a duo, or bring the whole family for vintage style photos in our 1930’s era mechanics garage. Come dressed in 1930-1940 wea...

Donate to the Museum

Your donation is 100% tax deductible and will help support everything we do at the Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum from caring for our artifacts and preparing new exhibits to running our Education Programs and Community Events.

Becoming a Member

Becoming a Museum Member is the perfect way to show your support for our Education Initiatives and preserving transportation history.

As a member, everyone receives the following basic benefits: 

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