Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum- Home of Muriel

Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum- Home of Muriel In the legacy of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum will educate, inspire, and empower all generations in pursuit of flight!
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08/03/2020
Amelia Earhart Festival

Amelia Earhart Festival

Great home movie footage of Amelia in Dallas in 1931! Thank you Elizabeth Hansen for sharing it with us!

Amelia Derry Earhart
08/02/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

February 26, 1936
Amelia Earhart visited the Alamo. Earhart was greeted in the Church by a choir singing "The Eyes of Texas" and presented with the six flags of Texas (seen in the photo).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMELIA!
07/24/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMELIA!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMELIA!!

Amelia Derry Earhart
07/17/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart note to actress Mary Pickford on July 7th 1932

Amelia Derry Earhart
07/15/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Colourised Amelia on her plane. This plane is so like Muriel in Amelia Earhart Airport Hangar Museum in Atchison, Kansas... A beauty well worth seeing❤️😊

Amelia Derry Earhart
07/14/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart in Colour with her little red bus

Amelia Derry Earhart
07/06/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart on one of the first motorised scooters. As always she was years ahead of her time

Amelia Derry Earhart
07/02/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

83 years today to the day that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared on her attempt to circumnavigate the world💔😢

We would love to see Amelia’s story have closure but until we do, we will continue to celebrate her life achievements, her inspirational message that anything is achievable, her gift of hope and her legacy of strength she left women across the world. Unfortunately we have no event to mark this day due to Covid restrictions, instead we will place a yellow rose in a vase in our window. The yellow to signify Amelia’s first plane, the canary.

On this date in 1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completes ...
06/18/2020

On this date in 1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completes a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.

On this date in 1928, Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer S...
06/17/2020

On this date in 1928, Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger.

Amelia Derry Earhart
06/17/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Colourised photos of photos of Amelia Earhart at Gallagher's home in Culmore post her historic landing at Derry in 1932 as the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Derry Earhart
06/13/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

January 17, 1933. Urging a municipal airport for the District of Columbia, Mrs. Amelia Earhart Putnam, prominent airwoman, is seen here before the Senate District Committee in Washington D.C., January 16th.

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06/07/2020

Colonial Realty Inc.

Atchison native, Amelia Earhart spoke at Memorial Hall to a crowd of 3,500 people during her visit. The parade pictured here was June 7, 1935.

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Amelia Derry Earhart
06/06/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

#KayFrancis, #RuthChatterton with legendary aviator #AmeliaEarhart.
As featured in, "Lady of Secrets".

Amelia Derry Earhart
06/06/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Happy Saturday 😊❤️

Amelia Derry Earhart
06/02/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Festival
06/01/2020
Amelia Earhart Festival

Amelia Earhart Festival

One of these photos:

American aviatrix Amelia Earhart, right, and her husband, publisher George Putnam, talk over plans for Earhart's second attempt to fly around the world. They are in a hangar where Earhart's plane Electra is being prepared for flight in Miami, Fla., May 29, 1937. (AP Photo)

Amelia Derry Earhart
05/29/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart signing an autograph for a French policeman

Amelia Derry Earhart
05/27/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Beautiful young Amelia as a young child at the beach

05/24/2020
Amelia Derry Earhart

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2019

2019 was another busy year for Team AELA. In July, two of our committee members Nicole McElhinney and Bronagh Sharkey were invited to visit Amelia's birth place and to attend the Annual Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison Kansas by Jacque Pregont and Karen Seaburg Cray. They met members of Amelia Earhart’s family (pictured with Amelia’s niece) and George Putnam’s Family. They had a wonderful time visiting her home place and speaking at the symposium about Amelia and the respect she garnered in our City upon her landing here. They did a fabulous job of selling our lovely Derry as a tourist destination and were able to update officials in Kansas of the work AELA were doing here and some of our plans for the future. They were also introduced to Author Jeanine Kiel Wyatt who has become a good friend and great supporter of AELA.

In December we finally saw one of our major dreams come true when we launched our plaque in memory of Amelia's landing on the former Northern Counties hotel (now a community hub) close to our Historic Walls and the beautiful Guildhall. The plaque was commissioned by and financed solely by the committee members of the Amelia Earhart Legacy Association and we are rightly proud of that. Tomorrow will finish this weeks look back when we give to a sense of what we have achieved to date in 2020, so we hope you enjoy that.

2022 is the 90th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's landing and we have big plans to celebrate that year which we will reveal as the months ahead unfold. We look forward to working in partnership with all of our Stakeholders to achieve this great celebration

Today's photo features our chairperson Brenda Stevenson (pictured with the mini Amelia Earharts' who has worked tirelessly in driving forward the organisation to realise our dreams in ensuring that the story of Amelia Earhart continues to be passed down generation to generation.

Women You Should Know
05/23/2020

Women You Should Know

On May 20 1932, Amelia Earhart departed Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada in her Lockheed Vega on her solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic. She landed 15 hours later near Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This flight made her the first woman—and the only person since Charles Lindbergh—to fly nonstop and alone across the Atlantic.

Photo: Public Domain - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amelia_Earhart_1935.jpg#/media/File:Amelia_Earhart_1935.jpg

05/23/2020
Radio Nacional on Twitter

Radio Nacional on Twitter

“Montada en un monoplano Lockheed Vega y pertrechada solamente de un termo con sopa y una lata de zumo de tomate. Así cruzó el Atlántico #UnDíaComoHoy de 1932 Amelia Earhart, la primera mujer que atravesó volando el océano. 🔗 https://t.co/tPwKYaWgNl @ArchivoRTVE @todxsporigual https://t.c...

05/21/2020
BBC Archive on Twitter

BBC Archive on Twitter

“#OnThisDay 1932: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic. She spoke to the BBC shortly afterwards about her achievement. https://t.co/AiArAdjW8s”

88 years ago today Amelia landed in Northern Ireland ... first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic!
05/21/2020

88 years ago today Amelia landed in Northern Ireland ... first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic!

88 Years Today❤️👏👏👏👏👏

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On Saturday, May 20, around five hours and twenty minutes before Earhart’s takeoff, poet Heidi Greco launched her new poetry collection, Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart (Caitlin Press, 2017), from which she read to a small gathering of poets, patrons, aviators and historians at the Conception Bay Museum, Harbour Grace. In Flightpaths, Greco reimagines what may have happened to Earhart during her attempt to round the world along the equatorial line, using journal entries, fragmented documents and, well, poetry. Great poetry. However, the true story of Earhart’s 1932 transatlantic crossing from Harbour Grace may be “stranger than fiction.”

Ever since her transatlantic crossing as a passenger in 1928—the first for a woman at the time—from Trepassey, Newfoundland, to Burry Point, Wales, Earhart wanted to conquer the Atlantic Ocean as a pilot, without any help at the controls. On May 19, 1932, she, Ed Gorski, her mechanic, and Bernt Balchen, the prestigious Norwegian aviator, left Teterboro, New Jersey, at 3:15 p.m. and headed to Saint John, New Brunswick. Balchen did most of the flying and even registered Earhart’s Lockheed Vega in his own name, to avoid press attention.

Their eventual destination? Harbour Grace, from which many famed and ill-fated flights had taken off to “challenge the Atlantic.” At 2:00 p.m. local time, Earhart’s single-engine monoplane landed at the airstrip. From there, Earhart went to the Cochrane Hotel for a short rest; Balchen and Gorski stayed at the airfield to prepare the Lockheed Vega for takeoff. At the hotel, Earhart met the proprietress of the iconic establishment, Rose Archibald, whose gifts of tomato juice and a thermos of soup have become legendary in the town’s aviation history and lore.

Local Arthur Rogers then took Earhart and her company back to the airstrip, where she would leave at 7:20 p.m. Four hours out from Harbour Grace, the plane’s exhaust manifold broke, and for the next ten hours flames shooting from the vent threatened the success of the flight. Soon the altimeter malfunctioned, which resulted in Earhart flying blind for five hours. And if that wasn’t enough, she dealt with thick clouds and ice developing on the wings of her aircraft.

Unable to make it to Paris as Lindbergh had in 1927, Earhart landed in a cow pasture belonging to the Gallagher family, just outside the small hamlet of Culmore, north of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The record-breaking flight took fourteen hours and fifty-six minutes after her departure from Harbour Grace.

The Gallaghers offered Earhart a room for the night, which the aviatress accepted, so long as they “didn’t mind her clothes.” Famished, she told Mrs Gallagher that “tomato juice” had been her only meal since leaving America. Recently, BBC Radio Ulster’s Time of Our Lives program recovered Mrs Gallagher’s account of the event.

The next day, on May 22, Earhart waved the townspeople of Londonderry goodbye and headed for Hanworth Airfield, London, England, where a throng of reporters and fans were ready to greet her.

The flight established Earhart as an international hero, making her the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. For her bravery, Earhart won many honours, including the Gold Medal from the National Geographic Society, presented by United States President Herbert Hoover, the Distinguished Flying Cross from the U.S. Congress, and the Cross of the Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French government.

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Taiping commissions 12 huge murals
05/18/2020
Taiping commissions 12 huge murals

Taiping commissions 12 huge murals

TAIPING: The Taiping Municipal Council has commissioned 12 huge murals to be painted on buildings in the town.

Amelia Derry Earhart
05/10/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Wishing all of our Subscribers & Followers in the United States of America a Happy Mother's Day🇺🇸💐❤️

During this lockdown and current difficult time, all the amazing mothers and grandmothers and dads who are doing the role of Mum too will not be able to celebrate Mother's Day in the way they normally would. Hopefully we will all soon be able to be out of this pandemic and able to celebrate all of the special missed days surrounded by our families & friends. A special shout out to our friends and two amazing mums in Atchison Kansas Jacque & Karen❤️❤️

#AmeliaEarhart pictured with her stepsons from her husband George Putnam's first marriage, George Jr and David. Both sons enjoyed a close relationship with Amelia and she loved her stepsons as if they were her own sons.

Amelia Derry Earhart
05/01/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

This Day, May 1st was the day 90 years ago that Amelia Earhart got her Transport pilots license

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/28/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart receiving a medal after completing her historic solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/27/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart portrait by Zoe Delautre Art😊❤️

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/23/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

#AmeliaEarhart

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/20/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart in colour 😊❤️

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/17/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

Amelia Earhart fashion designs

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/10/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

The story behind this photo is that Amelia and Jackie cochran were close friends and Amelia went out to stay with Jackie Cochran & Floyd Odlum at their home, a 900+ acre lot in the Coachella Valley: the Cochran-Odlum Ranch, henceforth known simply as the Ranch. Floyd took Amelia out in his car to show her the golf courses, stables and Orchard and the car got stuck in the mud.

Amelia Derry Earhart
04/04/2020

Amelia Derry Earhart

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Atchison, KS

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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Muriel

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum will be home to Muriel, the last remaining Lockheed Electra L-10E in existence. Muriel is named in honor of Amelia Earhart’s younger sister, Muriel.

The plane has been lovingly restored by Grace McGuire. She purchased the plane in 1982 just before it was sent to a scrap yard in Orlando, FL. Grace has worked tirelessly on the plane for over 30 years - even through critical bouts with Lyme Disease and MS.

Grace’s dream was to complete Amelia’s World Flight in the same model plane as Amelia’s using only the navigation equipment Amelia used in 1937. When Lyme Disease and MS prevented her from doing so, she graciously sold the plane to Amelia and Muriel’s hometown of Atchison, KS.

Muriel is currently available for viewing to groups of 10 or more by calling 1.800.234.1854.

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Took exchange students from Italy and Sweden and our own kiddos to Amelia Earhart Museum it was great