About Us

The mission of the TWA Museum is to provide information to the public emphasizing the story, history and importance of the major role TWA played in pioneering commercial aviation.

From the birth of airmail to the inception of passenger air travel, to the post-WWII era of global route expansion, TWA led the way for 75 years.

The TWA Museum became a Chapter of the Platte County Historical Society in 1985 and was under the direction of Marie Trainer. In 2010 Pam Blaschum took over the direction of the museum and with Pat Brinkman worked diligently to secure a space in the original building that was built in 1931 to accommodate the newly formed TWA corporate headquarters.

Under the direction of Zana Allen, assisted by Karen Martin, the process of securing the Museum’s own 501(c)3 status was completed in May 2013. In August 2013 the TWA Museum was granted its separate 501(c)3 status. A great big thank you to the Platte County Historical Society and its Board for preserving the history of TWA and protecting its artifacts. The memory of TWA has been assured a place in history through the TWA Museum at 10 Richards Road.

Admission
Adults – $10.00

Seniors – $7.00

Children (6-16) – $7.00

Children (1-5) – FREE

Active Military (With ID) – FREE

Please call for private groups or groups over 10

816-234-1001


Contact us and leave a message!

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Email us directly: twamuseum@gmail.com


Beginning May 19, 2018 all southbound traffic lanes of the Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge will be closed for emergency repairs to the bridge deck.

Two northbound lanes will always remain open during these emergency repairs. 

We expect that the Buck O’Neil Bridge to be closed through the end of November 2018.

  • Southbound traffic on the Buck O’Neil (Broadway/Route 169) Bridge and I-29 will be directed to southbound I-35 and across the Christopher “Kit” Bond Bridge.
  • Traffic entering onto southbound Route 69 south of I-29 will be directed to southbound Route 9 and across the Heart of America Bridge.
  • A single lane of Route 169 will remain open south of Route 9 to allow access to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.  All traffic using this lane will be forced off at the southbound Richards Road exit.
  • All northbound lanes will remain open during the rehabilitation project to ensure easy access for emergency responders and others to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.

For additional information and updates regarding this project, please visit:

http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/Buck_ONeil_bridge.htm

For visual directions click HERE