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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 12, 2015) — Oshkosh history, aviation and military history and world-famous art all can be appreciated on Sunday, May 17, as four of the community’s leading museums join for a “Member Swap Day.”

Members of EAA AirVenture Museum, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Military Veterans Museum & Education Center, and Oshkosh Public Museum can experience all four of these Oshkosh-area museums on May 17.

All four area museums have something special to offer. EAA AirVenture Museum will be featuring a newly restored Standard J-1 biplane from the World War I era, plus flying activities at Pioneer Airport. One of Paine Art Center’s exhibits during this time features “Winslow Homer in America” masterpieces. The Oshkosh Public Museum explores the “Art of the Brick,” a fascinating collection of unique art pieces using LEGO bricks. The Military Veterans Museum features a unique collection of World War II-era vehicles and artifacts.   

Any person showing their museum membership ID or EAA member card are admitted free of charge to all four museums that day. People with family memberships need to show one card per family member. Charges may apply for additional experiences at each museum.   

People who are not members of any of these four museums are encouraged to join one or all to participate in the May 17 activities as well as take part in the many other benefits membership provides. Any questions can be directed to Amy Reese, EAA Marketing Manager, at (920) 426-6130.

About EAA AirVenture Museum

The EAA AirVenture Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA AirVenture Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit www.eaa.org/museum.

About the Oshkosh Public Museum

The Oshkosh Public Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, entrusted with the care of approximately 250,000 artifacts and historical documents representing all aspects of Oshkosh’s people and heritage. The Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Museum’s other programming events and exciting exhibits, visit www.oshkoshmuseum.org.

About the Fields of Honor Military Veterans Museum

The Military Veterans Museum and Educational Center, located at 4300 Poberezny Road in Oshkosh, is an organization dedicated to preserving the story of all of this country’s citizen soldiers. The facility is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

About the Paine Art Center and Gardens

Revered as an “American Castle,” the Paine Art Center and Gardens features an exquisite mansion with historic interiors and an exceptional art collection. The Paine also presents changing art exhibitions and more than three acres of display gardens of traditional and contemporary designs. The Paine is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Paine Art Center and Gardens visit www.thepaine.org or call (920) 235-6903. 

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