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      Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History in Bellingham


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      May 25, 2019

      Saturday  12:00 PM (on various days)

      250 Flora Street
      Bellingham, Washington 98225

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      Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History

      Take a “timeline tour” outlining the significant contributions made by women and African Americans, particularly by African American women, to our country’s history of aviation and space flight.

      Meet pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn her pilot’s license. Before her, in 1911 Harriet Quimby became the first American woman of any race to secure her pilot’s license. Other “hidden figures” include Bellingham’s women who worked in the factories and shipyards during World War II, including Marie Manning, the first female welder at the Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Company in 1943.

      Cost: Included with admission

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats on various days: Jun 26, Jun 27, Jun 28

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.