In every major industry there have been women in the background, often forgotten by history and not taught in school. And these women push through the doors where they’re told are closed and pave the road for later generations to make their space in their industry. And in a little airport off the lake in Cleveland, there is a museum highlighting the women who did just that in both Aviation and Space field. We’ve all heard of Amelia Earhart, but how many other women in the aviation field can you name?
At the Burke Lakefront Airport, just off the water of Lake Erie you will find a surprisingly free and interesting museum celebrating the women who took the first flights and broke down the barriers for others as well. With displays including original memorabilia, planes for children to sit in and full mock ups of areas astronauts would deal with every day.
Areas feature women who were pilots, astronauts, stewardesses and even engineers within the industry. Come face to face with the women who shaped the airways and learn more about their contribution. From uniforms to LEGO inspired characters, the museum is a great place to learn more about the women who paved the way for so many others, and the ones that are currently in the industry as well.
You can visit the International Women’s Air & Space Museum Free, daily from 8 am to 8 pm. They often offer programs, events and lunch events for visitors as well, find out more on their website.