Aviation museum hosts dedication

The Kansas Aviation Museum will hold an open house and dedication of its new Aircraft Restoration Center on Thursday.

The facility was made possible by Spirit AeroSystems' donation of 15 acres of land to the museum in February, museum officials said. Museum staff and volunteers have rehabilitated three of four buildings on the land for use as the restoration center.

The open house will run from 4 to 7 p.m. with a dedication ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The museum will host tours of the new facility. Beer, brats, slaw, beans and corn on the cob will be served from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Honky Tonk Devils from 4 to 6 p.m. Custom street rods built by museum volunteers will also be on display.