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International Womens Air and Space Museum

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International Womens Air and Space Museum - Cleveland Ohio

International Womens Air and Space Museum

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The International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM), located inside the lobby and west wing of downtown Cleveland Ohio's Burke Lakefront Airport, celebrates the contribution of women in air and space flight with a rotating schedule of temporary exhibits. The museum is open seven days a week and admission is free.

History:

The International Women's Air and Space Museum first opened in Centerville Ohio, just outside of Dayton, in 1986 after decades of planning. In 1986, the museum expanded and moved to its Cleveland location.

Exhibits:

The many exhibits are the IWASM illustrate the contribution of women to aerospace history, beginning with early 19th century European hot air baloonists and continuing through to contemporary women astronauts. Items on display include Amelia Earhart's flight suit, the tail of Ruth Nichol's Lockheed Akita, and biographies of scores of women who contributed to flight and space history.

The museum augments their permanent collection with regular temporary exhibits.

Hours and Admission:

The museum is open during Burke Lakefront Airport's hours (which vary). Admission is free.

Special Events:

The IWASM hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Among these are frequent family days and a variety of guest lecturers.

Contact Information:

International Women's Air and Space Museum
Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216 623-1111

(updated 10-2-12)

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