About Us

The Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum, part of the 501c3 non-profit organization Poplar Grove Aviation Education Association, is dedicated to aviation and automobile history ranging from 1903-1957. Located on the Poplar Grove Airport (C77) in northern Illinois, the Museum is on 12 acres and has several early 20th century airplane hangars and automotive garages which 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 preserving history, but also educating people. With that in mind, we offer a variety of outreach programs to area grade schools, field trips, summer camps, lectures, and a scholarship program. Check the various links on this website for more information.


Open: Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
other times by appointment.
admission is free, donations requested.

Rentals: The Museum is located on an active airport, with taxiways, runways and aircraft in close proximity.  For that reason, the Museum may only be rented on a limited basis.  Please call 815-547-3115 for more information.

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