Chanute Air Museum Needs Help To Stay Open

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RANTOUL - The Chanute Air Museum needs your help to stay open for years to come.

Museum Curator Mark Hanson says the historic planes need restoration and the museum needs visitors!

Hanson says the number of visitors and museum memberships have both been down this year.

He believes that's because the economy is still keeping people away.

It's also due to a lower number of events in Rantoul this year.

Hanson says those events usually have several visitors to the city which brings people into the museum.

The museum will feature a Confederate Air Force B-17 Texas Raider this weekend to try and attract people.

Visitors can buy a ticket for a tour or flight on the B-17 Friday July 27 through Tuesday July 31.

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