The Liberty Aviation Museum was established in 1991 with a handful of dedicated volunteers to showcase WWII aircraft. Their objectives include providing an organization for historians, aircraft & vehicle preservationists and collectors interested in encouraging the acquisition, restoration, operation and preservation of related items. This will be accomplished through the establishment of a museum, publication of periodicals, support of other museums and participation in national and community events.
Although seeds for a museum were planted when the organization initially formed, Liberty Aviation formally announced its intent to begin construction at Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in 2011. Plans for the new facility include hangar and museum space along with a fully restored 1950's era diner.
Liberty Aviation Museum's first aircraft is a vintage WWII North American B-25 Mitchell bomber acquired in 2010. This aircraft and other WWII era items will be on display in the new museum facility when it opens in summer 2012.