The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Announces Two New Exhibits
In Celebration of Women’s History Month
ASHLAND, NE (February 8, 2016) – The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum opens two new exhibitions in honor of Women’s History Month. The exhibit opening, March 5, 2016, includes a presentation by Karen Daneu, a retired United States Air Force Colonel and co-founder of Women Military Aviators.
Women in Aerospace, a new permanent exhibit, highlights significant women of flight and the events of their day. This exhibit covers more than 100 years of history honoring the accomplishments and incredible achievements of those internationally and right here in Nebraska. Notable aviatrixes, such as Bessie Coleman, Jacqueline Cochran, Fran Bera, Sally Ride, and many others are featured.
The exhibit opens March 5, 2015 with an opening program at 10:00 a.m. which includes a continental breakfast and presentation by guest speaker, Colonel Karen Daneu USAF (Ret). The public is invited and reservations in advance are appreciated. General admission to the museum applies but the opening program and breakfast are free.
Daneu, will talk about the importance of preserving the past and protecting our history for future generations. Daneu, was a T-38 and KC-135 instructor pilot, squadron commander and staff officer, serving in the United States Air Force for 26 years. Daneu was instrumental in forming Women Military Aviators, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed to promote and preserve for historical, educational, and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew in the service of their country during times of war and peace.
Women with Wings, is part of a larger collection created by Charles Hubbell, commissioned by Thompson Products, from 1937 through 1972, for use in their company calendars. Hubbell was a licensed pilot and one of the most recognized commercial aviation artists in the country. The works include images dedicated to the pioneers of women aviation. Featuring such greats as Jacqueline Cochran and her incredible feat as the first woman to fly over 1,500 mph; Ruth Nichols, who has the distinction of holding three women’s aviation world records at the same time; and Harriet Quimby for her astounding 1912 flight that earned her the crown as the first woman to fly an aircraft across the English Channel. These and 9 other prints are on display, honoring women who helped pioneer aviation.
The Museum will host four additional exhibitions created by Charles Hubbell in 2016. Women with Wings is on display until April 17, 2016. The Caproni 1909, The Barnstormers, End of Richthofen, and Messerschmitt are the remainder of displays that will be on exhibition at the Museum in 2016.
Exhibits are included with general admission – $12 adult; $11:00 seniors and Military; $6 youth over 4.