Last updated: 3/24/2012
Schulenburg, Texas
Street Address
311 Baumgarten St.
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6
Schulenburg, TX 78956
phone: 979-743-6559
fax: 979-743-2525
e-mail: museum@stanzelmuseum.org
web: www.stanzelmuseum.org
Admissions
Gen. $2.00; Sen. $1.00; Children under 12 free; School Groups Free.
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Staff
Eugenia Reeves, Museum Manager
phone: 979-743-6559
Description

Main Museum

The main Museum features interactive exhibits and 30 static displays. The tour begins with a multimedia presentation showing the history of flight and how it passionately influenced Victor and Joe Stanzel.

Factory Wing

The factory wing of the Museum gives visitors an opportunity to experience the development and manufacturing of model aircraft in an era when aviation and rocket technology was in its infancy.

Historic Stanzel Home

Adjacent to the Museum is the historic home of Victor and Joe Stanzel’s grandparents, restored and furnished as it appeared in the late 1800s.

History

The Stanzel Model Aricraft Museum was established in 1998 as part of the Stanzel Family Foundation according to the wishes of two brothers, Jospeh and Victor Stanzel ( now deceased). The Stanzel brothers were also co-owners of Victor Stanzel Company, a hobby and toy model aircaft manufacturing enterprise which they founded in the mid 1920's. They designed, developed and manufactured fuel powered model aircarft, control line systems and airplane toys.

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum exhibits products of their life's work and accomplishments over a span of 70 years.

Artifact Collections

The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum features interactive exhibits and over 30 static displays that include historical models, control manufacturing processes, flying concepts, and history of the Victor Stanzel Company. This covers the timeframe from the early 1930s to the present time. The factory wing of the Museum gives visitors an opportunity to experience the development and manufacturing of model aircraft in an era when aviation and rocket technology was in its infancy. Adjacent to the Museum is the historic home of Victor and Joe Stanzel's grandparents, restored and furnished as it appeared in the late 1800s.

Educational Programs

Tours for goups; schools, senior citizens, etc.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Publications

"Pioneers of control Lne Flying" by Charles Mackey, museums brochure for public distribution.

Services

Museum Store

Balsa kits, plans, old magazines & posters available in-house & online.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

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