Where can I see the various artifacts of "Wop" May?
The May family have, over the years maintained an attitude that says things of a historical nature should be where people can see them.
They have given most things away to museums. You can see those things in the following locations:
- Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta - uniforms, log book, flying helmet
(This link takes you to an archive search of photos of Wop at the Glenbow archives.)
- Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, Wetaskiwin, Alberta - bits & pieces of aircraft, his parka
- Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, Alberta - items from #2 A.O.S. & Wardair and Canadian Historic Sites Plaque.
- Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta - his medals, rifles, hand made paddle
- Alberta Provincial Archives - Photos
- Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre , Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - his mitts, photos in online archive
- Alberta Transportation Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta - (The aircraft he flew as May Airplanes Ltd. in 1919 hangs in the front lobby)
- Edmonton Police Museum, Edmonton, Alberta - a 22 calibre Handgun used by Wop May and one of the many bullets taken from the body of "The Mad Trapper".
You can also visit the family home (1929-1933) of Vi & "Wop" May at the Fort McMurray Historic Park, Fort McMurray, Alberta
In addition the following have extensive collections of May Family Photographs:
2009 was the year that celebrated "A Century of Flight in Canada." Wop May was included in a variety of special events throughout the year.