The "K-Z00" museum was one of the best in the USA years past. They were one of the few museum's with the talent to have restored a Waco "troop" glider, rebuilt an SBD Dauntless dive bomber used in the Africa campaign, and rebuilt the XP-55 pusher fighter aircraft. The place was excellent. Also, they had the ONLY full line of Gruman aircraft from the US Navy in the mid-west. They had the F4F (FM-2), F6F, F7F, F8F, F9F Panther & F9F Cougar, and the F11F.
But now the museum is 1/2 of what it once was. They sold half of the Grumman "cats". The Panther, Tigercat, and Bearcats are gone. The museum scrapped the great Guadacanal exhibits. The one fine model of the battlecruiser IJN Kirishima is sitting in a back room gathering dust. The excellent display of the 2nd Battle of Guadacanal is no where to be seen.
1/4th of the museum is dedicated to the now defunct US space program. Some cast off NASA mock ups of the Mercury, Gemini, and Shuttle occupy what was once the great Grumman "cat" displays.
The kiddie rides dominate the museum. The traditional displays of aircraft are only in 1/4th of the Museum. The famous 1/72 scale model of the Great Lakes Aircraft Carrier, USS Wolverine, has been shoved into a corner with people who don't know the history of the ship guessing what the connection is to the rest of the museum.
The stuff you want to see from the Cold War can't be seen. The F-86, F-4 Phantom, MiGs, and other aircraft are kept away from the public.
Even the displays of the great Michigan aviators are gone. They have been replaced with some PC display of some oppressed group and their "contribution to freedom" no matter how remote. So, if you're looking for a hero of Korea, WWII, or Vietnam then don't look here because that sort of guy is obsolete and not quite what the museum want to show a multicultural and diverse America.
It's good P.C. speech and light on the history which seems to suit modern America. Also, it's a bore.
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