Women's Air & Space Museum
The International Women’s Air & Space Museum preserves, interprets, and shares the history of women in aviation and space exploration through exhibits and a research center. The Museum is located in the terminal building at Burke Lakefront Airport.
A 1963 Pilurs-Smith DSA-1 Miniplane on display at the museum.
Backstory and Context
The International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Inc. (IWASM) began as a committee of Ninety-Nines who started saving memorabilia and the history of women pilots. (The Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots formed in 1929. There were ninety-nine charter members, and Amelia Earhart was the first president.) In 1986 the museum opened in Centerville, Ohio. The museum moved to its present location in Cleveland in 1998.
About. International Women's Air & Space Museum. Accessed September 07, 2018. http://iwasm.org/wp-blog/history-2/.
International Women's Air & Space Museum. Alta Obscura. Accessed September 24, 2018. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/international-women-air-space-museum. Photo source.