Museums exist for and because of historical objects. The items that museums own and care for are what sets them apart from other cultural and educational institutions. Hill Aerospace Museum houses and preserves a wide variety of objects, from gigantic military aircraft to delicate and fragile artwork. It is our responsibility to hold these objects in the public trust, in perpetuity, for the benefit, education, and enjoyment of future generations.
Our artifacts collection consists of over 4,000 objects, including aircraft, military vehicles, missiles, ordnance, military uniforms, artwork, and many other types of historical items. All of our objects are actually the property of the United States Air Force Museum System, of which we are a field museum. At any one time, only about 20 percent of our collection is on exhibit.