De Havilland DHC3 NU-1B “Otter” BuNo 144672 Arrives at HAM!!!

De Havilland DHC3 NU-1B “Otter”, BuNo 144672 arrived at Hickory Aviation Museum on 1/11/24. The aircraft was transported from the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola FL and will be on loan to the museum. The aircraft is in great condition but will remain unavailable to the public as it will not be reassembled until it …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Photos

On October 26, 2023, our volunteers celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new hangar/building which will house our aircraft and artifacts. Follow along as we dream big and prepare to build an all-new Hickory Aviation Museum, featuring a state-of-the art Workforce Innovation Center in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC). Visit to donate …

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Elevate HKY & Museum Renderings

The new Hickory Aviation Museum and workforce innovation center is currently in the financing and design phase of the project. Once confirmed, the ground breaking date will be shared here along with updates as the construction progresses. Browse the sample new museum renderings below and visit to contribute to the ongoing fundraising campaign.