As of the end of 2022, it was necessary to move all of the Archives located in the basement room where we formally accepted new donations and maintained all the donations over the years which could no longer be held in DENTK due to the growing demand of training spaces for pilots and mechanics. All the items are being held in storage units close to DENTK.
A Historical Exhibit was established on the 1st floor where UA and CO memorabilia was displayed. That was implemented almost 2 years so where there was also a memorial garden installed on the SW corner of DENTK. A 9/11 ceremony was held with a military flyover in commemoration of those DEN employees lost in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
This exhibit has a Library, an Audio Visual Room with CO and UA videos from over the years. The main Exhibit has uniforms, airplane models, framed pictures, a link trainer, airplane china/glassware , a Micronesia section, many other interesting objects. This area is open 24/7 and available for those in attendance in DENTK.
The UAHF Board of Directors voted to have the William S. Arnott Scholarship Fund (chaired by Dale Dopkins, UAL Capt ret) to be sent as an Endowment to Southern Illinois University for university aviation students. After some other contributions to the Fund were made, the total of $25,000 was recently transferred to S.I.U. This is in memorian to Capt. Arnott for his tireless organizational and financial efforts to establish UAHF years ago along with the Scholarship Program.
Any Scholarship donations CAN NOW BE MADE DIRECTLY to S.I.U:Southern Illinois University Foundation– Colyer Hall – Mail Code 6805 –1235 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901
Current Board of Directors (2023)
Brad Bruchs, President
Paul Goodyear, going to be elected to VP
Judy Schweppe, Secy
Marianne Holmes, Treasurer
Tom Goodyear, Member
Marian Bruns, Member
Dale Dopkins, Member (Chairman of Scholarship Program)
Don Wolfe, Member (RUPA)
Marian Bruns, Member (RAFA)
Peggy Griffin, Member (Clipped Wings)
Carole Tye, Member
Don Burbank, Member (RUAEA)
If anyone is interested in donating physical items or monetary contributions for the UAHF Historical Exhibit send to:
Judy Schweppe, UAHF Secretary
7401 Martin Luther King Blvd
Denver, CO 80207