Events

Thank you for an amazing year-long 20th anniversary celebration!

Feb. 15, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Don’t miss the chance to meet the great-niece of Bessie Coleman and hear the story of this aviation pioneer who refused “to take no for an answer!” After being denied access to American flight schools because of her race and gender, Coleman traveled to France, where she became the first African-American woman to obtain a pilot’s license. In honor of Black History Month, Gigi Coleman will be at IWASM to perform her one-woman show based on the life of her great-aunt. This event will inspire guests of all ages to follow their dreams. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow.

*Seating is limited

Tickets

The 2019 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

March 29, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Join us as we welcome Wally Funk, one of the Mercury 13, for an incredible evening of stories and inspiration. Funk, who now has over 18,000 hours of flight time, went through testing at Lovelace Clinic in the early 1960s to try to become one of the first female astronauts. Thirteen women (known as the Mercury 13) qualified for this program and passed all of the tests, only to have the program shut down by Congress. It was over 20 years later when America finally had a female astronaut. After the cancellation of the program, Funk continued to fly as a goodwill ambassador, taught over 3,000 students as a flight instructor, and was the first female to be an Air Safety Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. She has participated in several air races, appeared on various television and radio programs and enjoys encouraging young people to get into aviation. Funk still hopes to get into space as part of the Virgin Galactic Space program. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow.

*Seating is limited

Tickets

The 2019 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

July 26, 2019 - Come From Away at Playhouse Square
Join Playhouse Square and IWASM for a performance of Come From Away on Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Come From Away is based on actual events that took place on September 11, 2001, and the days that followed when 7,000 airline passengers were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. The show depicts the humanity, grace, and unity that was shown that day in Gander when 7,000 people showed up unexpectedly in their small town.

Tickets must be purchased by June 29. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to IWASM. Stop by the museum before the performance and learn more about Beverly Bass, the first female pilot to be named Captain by American Airlines, and the inspiration for this play.

To purchase your tickets visit:

https://groupmatics.events/event/IWASM

Save the Date!

May 4, 2019 - Family Day

June 12, 2019 - Rocket Day

Aug. 30, 2019 - Corks in the Concourse

Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 , 2019 - Cleveland National Air Show

Nov. 2, 2019 - Books, Breakfast, & Book Signings

Nov. 9, 2019 - WOW STEM Conference