Bossard Library is pleased to announce that living historian Mary Ann Jung will visit the Library to offer a portrayal of pioneer aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Amelia Earhart, born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897, was much more than just a courageous aviatrix. She was also a photographer, truck driver, avid student and teacher, volunteer nurse, social worker, and even a clothes designer!
Whatever she did, she did with passion, commitment, and a relaxed sense of humor that endeared her to the American public.
Follow her amazing career in this energetic recounting of her life and achievements. Meet the fascinating personalities who were part of her journey, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Discover what the dangers were in the fledgling field of early twentieth century flying and re-live the last days before her dramatic disappearance.
Mary Ann Jung is an award-winning actress and Smithsonian scholar. She has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and in newspapers around the world as famous women from history. Ms. Jung performs as Amelia Earhart for the National Air and Space Museum. You can find out more information about Ms. Jung and her historical portrayals at History Alive!
In addition to the living history performance by Ms. Jung, the Library will also have an Amelia Earhart traveling exhibit on loan from the International Women's Air and Space Museum in Cleveland. This exhibit features photographs and reproduced documents related to Amelia Earhart. This is only available for viewing on Sunday, June 25 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (before Ms. Jung's performance) and from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (after Ms. Jung's performance).
Please visit the Library on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 PM for this soaring tribute to the spirited heroine of both aviation and women's rights. This event is free and open to the public.