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Great Lineup for The Historic Lecture Series at the Aviation Museum!

Great Lineup for The Historic Lecture Series at the Aviation Museum!

Rosie the RiveterTuesdays in June at 7:00 pm

Lectures are free, donations are appreciated and light refreshments are provided.

Join us Tuesdays in June and experience these amazing talks yourself!

 

 

June 7th – Elizabeth Michaels as Rosie the Riveter: “We Can Do It!”

Rosie the Riveter has been a popular American cultural icon for generations: an inspiring image of a strong, capable woman, rising to the challenge of her era. In times of war, women are often called upon to take on tasks traditionally considered “men’s work” and have shown themselves more than equal to the task. Is it perhaps more difficult for these women to return to their old, traditionally female, roles once the war has ended and the men have returned home? This program examines the difficulties these women experienced at each end of the conflict. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is produced by the American Historical Theater, a nonprofit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations. Lectures are Free, but please do register here… http://rosieriveter.brownpapertickets.com/

June 14th      Dave Jones and Arthur J. Higbee: Promising Forecast

Join authors Dave Jones and Arthur J. Higbee for a retelling of their true story of a rescue at sea. Promising Forecast is the true story of five men who start out on a well-planned and exciting deep-sea fishing trip that quickly turns into a harrowing experience. Without any warning, their boat suddenly sinks thirty miles offshore. Shocked and disoriented, they find themselves stranded and helpless in the water for almost nineteen hours with only life-jackets and a strong will to live. Each man reacts as the realities of danger and death confront them. They share their fears, thoughts and feelings while facing challenge after challenge as they struggle to survive this seemingly hopeless situation. Against overwhelming odds, all five men are miraculously rescued and the authors live to tell the tale of their physical, mental and spiritual experiences … and how it has affected their perspectives on life today.After retelling their harrowing tale of rescue, both authors will be available for a book signing. Lectures are Free, but please do register here… http://promisingforcast.brownpapertickets.com/

June 21st       Daisy Century as Bessie Coleman: You Too Can Fly

In 1921 Bessie Coleman became the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Never one to let other people define her limitations, she traveled to France to learn to fly when American flight schools refused her because of her race. In later years she shared her experiences with children, encouraging them with the words, you too can fly. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is produced by the American Historical Theater, a nonprofit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations. Lectures are Free, but please do register here… http://bessiecoleman.brownpapertickets.com/

June 28th      Combat Photographer Erin Kirk-Cuomo

East Coast based photographer Erin Kirk-Cuomo captures the beauty in human interaction. From a couple taking their engagement photos to world leaders discussing wars, she has dedicated her life to telling stories through images. After graduating from the University of the Arts she enlisted in the Marine Corps as a combat photographer. She served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before continuing on to become the Commandant of the Marine Corps personal photographer at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. where she served out the end of her enlistment. After leaving the Marine Corps she was asked to become the lead photographer to the new Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta serving with him for two years and continuing on with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel documenting the daily activity of the Department of Defense and its leadership. Erin now lives in Cape May, New Jersey with her active duty Coast Guard husband Jake. Lectures are Free, but please do register here… http://erinkirkphotos.brownpapertickets.com/


2016 Events at the Aviation Museum at the Cape May Airport

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Be sure to mark your calendars for all the great events at the Aviation Museum…
Feasting on History, The Runway 5K/Funwalk, NASW Lecture Series, Ace and Explorer’s Summer Camps, the Big Band Dance and more.

We are proud to announce that AirFest will return for it’s 20th Anniversary at the museum over Labor Day Weekend.

Click Here to see all the 2016 events!

2016 ACE ACADEMY DATES SET!

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NASW to host the Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy from July 11-15, 2016 for students ages 12-17 from 9am-4pm.
(Students age 12 must have a recommendation by a current teacher.)

The Academy will give students an overview of the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills while exploring real world careers in the aviation industry.

Enrollment is limited. Early registration is highly recommended! Sold out every year since 2010!!

This is an excellent educational opportunity for our students.

Highlights for the week include:
  Travel Through Space presentation by NASA Astronaut Dr. Terry Hart
  Tour FAA Air Traffic Control Tower and US Coast Guard Base
  Tour and Demonstration by the Federal Air Marshal Training Center
  Tour FAA Technical Center Labs
  Scheduled “Fly-Ins” include: US Navy, US Army, NJ State Police, AtlantiCare Medivac and US Coast Guard
  followed by career overviews. Plus much more!

“A wonderful experience and opportunity for a great future in aviation.”
“This was a wonderfully organized and educationally challenging week.”
“The camp was run very professionally yet kid friendly.”
“It reinforced the importance of education in succeeding in life.”
“Fabulous camp, worth every penny.”
“It’s always more educational to have “hands-on” and this camp gave them that opportunity.”
“I particularly liked how the attendees were treated as young adults and not like just a group of children.”
“A fun, informative, exciting camp!”

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL (609) 886-8787 TO ENROLL TODAY!

NASW Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
(609) 886-8787

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