Membership and Donations


We welcome anyone who would like to be a member of the museum. The Museum’s growth depends upon members willing to volunteer their time and energy to work with various projects. Although membership does not automatically bring a working commitment, there are opportunities to get involved in many areas of work and service, whatever your interests might be.

Some members provide support to the museum by their dues and financial donations.

Others are able to assist with various projects from hosting; working with youth; radio and television interviews; writing; research about aircraft, aviators, and military veterans; creation of displays; administration; advertising, public speaking; mechanics; general and specialized aircraft maintenance; pilot; engineer; security; restoration and preservation; transportation; wood working; art; sewing; tour guides; photography; video creation and editing; public relations; word processing; history; and website development and maintenance.

If you would like to know more about membership or to become a member, contact Membership Director Phil Mastrolia at the museum by calling 309.663.7632 or emailing Tom Kuhn at We look forward to meeting with you and sharing the story of the Prairie Aviation Museum. We will be happy to assign a mentor to you to help answer your questions and explore how you can use your talents to help the museum.

Benefits of Membership

The following list represents many of the benefits of being a member of PAM:
1. Free admission to the Museum
2. 20% discount on Museum Gift Shop purchases
3. Receive the bi-monthly newsletter The Logbook and the monthly The Navigator’s Log
4. Participation in an organization dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring others about aviation.
5. Affiliation with Central Illinois’ finest aviation museum.
6. Opportunity to share personal aviation experience and interests with others
7. Personal satisfaction of investing in an educational organization dedicated to preserving aviation history
8. Satisfying community service
9. The camaraderie of aviation
10. Tours of other aviation museums and aviation organizations

Click to Download and Print Membership Form


The many education and preservation projects offered by the Museum depend on the generous donations of individuals, foundations and companies. We are an all volunteer organization, with no paid staff. We do not receive any funds from local, state or federal taxes.

Your continued support in the form of time, money or a gift-in-kind is very important to maintaining our current projects and allowing us to create new projects. If you would like to make a donation to the Museum or one of our projects, you may send your donation to:

Prairie Aviation Museum
2929 E. Empire Street
Bloomington, Il 61704

If you would like to donate your time to help with a project or provide a gift-in-kind, please call the museum at 309.663.7632 or email us at and we will be happy to discuss opportunities.

We have projects for static aircraft displays, displays in the Museum and so forth. We would be happy to discuss our needs and how you can best help us.

Prairie Aviation Museum is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization and your donation to the Museum maybe tax deductible.

Click to Download and Print Donation Form