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Established to preserve EAA’s history and culture, the Founders Wing showcases Paul and Audrey Poberezny’s personal collection of letters, pictures, artifacts, media clippings, and so much more.
The EAA story is told throughout the wing’s two floors. The lower level features photos that tell the story of the evolution of the EAA fly-in convention. The space is used to promote aviation education and to host events that promote the spirit and camaraderie synonymous with EAA.
The upper level illustrates EAA’s legacy with displays highlighting the organization’s chapters, homebuilders, innovation, and spirit of entrepreneurship. The mezzanine area also features artifacts such as commemorative EAA ornaments sold to fund the EAA Aviation Center and models of unique aircraft that have visited the fly-in convention, such as the Concorde. Also on display is the typewriter and table used to type out EAA’s first newsletter, The Experimenter, with Volume 1, Issue 1 in the carriage.
Beyond that is the Paul and Audrey Poberezny Library, home to a re-creation of EAA’s first office in the Pobereznys’ basement, a library and discussion area, and an archival area.