Selma, NC: Museum to Honor Amelia Earhart on Aug. 24

Amelia Earhart, pilot. Source: Eric Jackson, Historian, Selma, NC
Amelia Earhart, pilot. Source: Eric Jackson, Historian, Selma, NC

The August program of the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will be a look into the life and legend of Amelia Earhart. The event will take place at the museum on Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11am.

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is located in “Historic Uptown” Selma at 104 W Anderson Street, Selma, North Carolina.

Eric Jackson, historian and event host stated:

“The legend of Amelia Earhart is still viable in 2019, new evidence in the mystery of her death is making headlines.

“There is a feature article in the August 13th edition of the New York Times that tells about new findings surrounding her mysterious disappearance in 1937.”

Amelia Earhart was born in 1897. In 1937, just before what would have been her 40th birthday, her airplane disappeared as she attempted to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Bessie Coleman, pilot. Source: Eric Jackson, Historian, Selma, NC
Bessie Coleman, pilot. Source: Eric Jackson, Historian, Selma, NC

During this history-oriented presentation, Jackson will also pay tribute to Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, whose career overlapped Earhart’s. Because women and blacks were not admitted to US flight schools in her time, Coleman traveled to Europe to train and earn her pilot’s license.

The program is free and opened to the public. Families, homeschoolers, and students are encouraged to attend.

For information, call 919.333.4899 or email email Eric.

Follow Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum updates, and see future events, via the museum Facebook page.

 

 Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum

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