WAAAM  

1600 Air Museum Rd.

Hood River, OR 97031

 

(541) 308-1600


Open Daily 9 - 5

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

 

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Donations & Sponsorships

Why give?

WAAAM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which means your donation is a tax deductible donation. You can donate funds to help us keep the cars driving and the planes in the air.  You can help restore a vehicle, keep the lights and heat in the museum on, or so much more.  Whatever your passion, you can help! Learn more about the different types of donations you can make by clicking on the bars below.

Why give?

WAAAM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which means your donation is a tax deductible donation. You can donate funds to help us keep the cars driving and the planes in the air.  You can help restore a vehicle, keep the lights and heat in the museum on, or so much more.  Whatever your passion, you can help! Learn more about the different types of donations you can make by clicking on the bars below.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts

Donating to WAAAM in honor or in memory of someone is a great way to recognize the important people in your life. When you make a tribute gift the honoree or family will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Feel free to call in or mail in tribute gifts to WAAAM. Be sure you have the following information available to help ease your gift.

  • Your name, address, and phone number.
  • The name of the person honored or remembered and their address.

You may also want to include:

  • What the special occasion is such as a birthday or anniversary if appropriate.
  • A special message to send to the honoree or family of the deceased, if desired.

Online Giving

Online Giving

There are many easy ways you can give to WAAAM just by using the internet! Websites like AmazonSmile, Goodshop, Goodsearch, and many more will donate to the charity of your choice when you use them - all at no extra cost to you.

Planned Giving and Bequests

Planned Giving and Bequests

Charitable bequests are a great way to give after you have gone. With just a few simple sentences your will or trust can pay it forward. You can leave a specific item or amount of money, have the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of funds to WAAAM. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time. Let your loved ones know what you want to do and talk with an attorney to insure full compliance with your desires and tax laws.

Matching Gifts Programs

Matching Gifts Programs

Many employers match their employees' charitable donations. Check with your business's human resources department. Help your gift to WAAAM pack more punch.

Companies that have already given to WAAAM through matching gift programs include Portland General Electric and the GE Foundation.

WAAAM is also a part of the Oregon Cultural Trust that has an annual match drive that benefits both the Trust and the applicable 501(c)3 of your choice.

Sponsor an Event

Sponsor an Event

Les Schwab Tire Center sponsored a trophy for the WAAAM Traffic Jam. Thanks Schwab! All of our big events are fundraisers for the museum. Any additional aid we get can help make these fundraisers even better than ever! It takes a lot to pull off our big events and we can always use the extra support. Our Annual Hood River Fly-In and the WAAAM Traffic Jam could not be possible without our sponsors.

If you want to be sponsor a different kind of event - such as a free admission day - we'd love to have you give us a call!

Sponsor a Restoration

Sponsor a Restoration

Our restoration shop is always in need of a boost. We have many projects that are waiting for funds to help get them off the ground. Sponsoring something specific is a great way to know exactly where your funding is going and see the benefits of your contribution in action.

Some of the projects that have been accomplished thanks to sponsors and donors are WAAAM's 1910 Parker-Curtiss Pusher, 1910 Aultman-Taylor Steam Tractor, 1938 Rearwin Speedster, and many more!

Companies that have donated to help sponsor a project include Columbia Helicopters, the Ludwick Family Foundation, and Consolidated Aircraft Coatings.

Click here to see a full list of people just like you that helped us with our Steam Tractor.

Artifact Donations

Artifact Donations

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit so all donations are tax deductible! Be it an airplane, automobile, motorcycle, or a related item of transportation history, WAAAM is a happy home for many historic objects and artifacts. Stop by, give us a call, or email us to see if your item or items will fit in with our collection. Because WAAAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Click here to see a list of our airplane and automobile donors - we can't thank them enough!

Our Wishlist

Our Wishlist

From small to large items and everything in between, there is no shortage of things we need to keep normal business operations running smoothly here at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Some examples include:

  • positive airflow paint spray respirator
  • post-it notes
  • printer ink
  • ipads
  • display cases
  • new roof for our restoration shop and storage hangar
  • library software system
  • PA system
  • pathway for gazebo
  • additional movie theatre sign letters
  • swiffer duster refills
  • interactive things for the kid's learning center
  • audio interactive displays

   

Restoration SteamTractor  

$ 5000
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$ 4000
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Updated
12/28/2014
Let's get this 1910 Autlman Taylor Steam Tractor restored by the 4th of July! Donate now (on the left side of the page)!
   

OUR WAAAM APP

Get your copy of the WAAAM App at the iTunes store today! Download a Piece of the Past!

FREE iPHONE APP!

WAAAM History - Photos - Stories - Info

   

Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

Find out more on our volunteer page.

   

Memberships & Sponsorships

Members enjoy special benifits.

There are four levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Solo Membership: $50.00 – One Individual Membership
  • Family Membership: $100.00 – 2 adults and children/grandchildren 18 years old and under.
  • Membership +1: $120.00 – One individual membership plus one guest.
  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.

   

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!