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 (which is on display near Gate 49 on the departures level at the Edmonton International Airport).
- Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton, Alberta – items from #2 A.O.S., Commercial Airways, 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 (not open at this time) – 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 (1929-1935) of Vi & “Wop” May at the Fort McMurray Historic Park, Fort McMurray, Alberta
In addition the following have extensive collections of May Family Photographs:
- Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
- Edmonton City Archives, Edmonton, Alberta
- Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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.