August 30, 2019 - Corks in the Concourse
Join us on August 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. for our annual fundraiser Corks in the Concourse. For this year's theme we will be turning the museum into a tropical island, so grab your floral shirt and sunglasses and come on down! Held the Friday night before the Cleveland National Air Show, it's a great way to kick off the holiday weekend. The event will feature eight different wineries including Grand River, South River, Debonne, Cherry Road, Firelands, and more, as well as lots of food, a silent auction and raffle, appearances by air show performers, and music by DJ Tony Slim.

Tickets will be $65 for non-members and $60 for members, and include a wine glass and wine samples. A "designated driver" ticket is available for $45, but does not include the wine glass and samples. Tickets may be purchased by calling the office or buying through the webstore.

We are currently looking for donations for the silent auction, so please call the office if you have anything to donate. This is the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year, and allows us to keep our educational and community outreach programs going. We appreciate your support.

Themed dress encouraged but not required.


August 30, 2019 - Southwest Airlines Raffle
Southwest Airlines is the official airline of the International Women's Air & Space Museum. The airline is proud to provide two round-trip tickets valid for one year from the date of issue to any of Southwest Airlines' 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. The tickets have no black out dates nor restrictions. Enjoy!

Winner will be chosen August 30, 2019. Winner does not need to be present to win nor even be local!

Raffle Tickets

*All proceeds benefit IWASM

August 31 - September 2 - Cleveland National Air Show
The Cleveland National Air Show is just around the corner and we need your help! We will be stationed in a different area this year working with kids roughly 7 and under, and need all hands on deck!

Craft tables:
Interact with the children through a variety of crafts set up.

Face painting:
Artistic and willing to donate your time for a few hours? Let us know!

Dress up:
Help kids try on various aviation and aerospace outfits while they dream big.

Dress up in our pilot costume and take photos with children.

Volunteers should be energetic and willing to interact with children while also promoting the museum. Don't worry, we will tell you everything you need to know!

Please email us at or call us at 216.623.1111 for more information!

September 28, 2019 - Into the Breeches
IWASM is partnering with the Cleveland Play House for a special night of the production "Into The Breeches," by George Brant, at the Allen Theater.

Tickets will be $30, for the September 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m. performance, with a portion going directly to IWASM.

"We Can Do It!" So said Rosie the Riveter, and so say the women of Cleveland, Ohio, in this vibrant new comedy! It's 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With "The Show Must Go On!" as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon's season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare's ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we're all in it together.


October 4, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Join us on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation with Ric Gillespie, Executive Director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). In 1985, Gillespie and his wife co-founded TIGHAR with the mission to conduct science-based aviation historical research. He is best known for his investigation into the 1937 disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Gillespie has led 11 expeditions to Nikumaroro, a remote uninhabited atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, searching for evidence of the missing Earhart. Gillespie has been featured in numerous television documentaries and publications. Limited copies of his book “Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance” will be available for purchase at the end of the presentation.

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

November 2, 2019 - Books, Breakfast, & Book Signings
Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our annual Book Sale, Pancake Breakfast, and Author Day. Enjoy pancakes and sausage while browsing books and various odds and ends. Items not limited to just aviation. Breakfast is a suggested donation of $5.

We are currently looking for local authors for Author Day.

We are collecting donations of items for the sale. If you would like to drop anything off, please give us a call at 216.623.1111 to arrange a time. We appreciate the support!

November 8, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
In 1996, Stephanie Hanson Caisse discovered her birth father had been killed in action, while serving in the Marines in the Vietnam War, two months before she was born. He never knew he was about to have a child. He was a member of the HMM-364 Purple Foxes Squadron. Adopted at birth, Caisse grew up never knowing who her birth parents were. However, at the age of 26, she was forced to find her birth family when she was diagnosed with a congenital illness. The story she uncovered is amazing, and has changed her life, as well as the lives of many others.

Her journey also followed the HMM-364 Purple Foxes Squadron to Iraq, as a new generation of Marines, like Capt. Jennifer Harris, went to war. The story includes a stunning twist of fate that ties the Vietnam and Iraq wars together like never before.

Come hear about this incredible journey, learn of the local Northeast Ohio connection, and see the exhibit honoring Capt. Jennifer Harris.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow.


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

November 9, 2019 - WOW STEM Conference
Attention All High School Female Students:
Please join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 9, 2019 for a FREE conference hosted by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) located inside Burke Lakefront Airport.

The Wings of Women (WOW) conference is geared towards high school female
students interested in pursuing STEM career fields. We bring in professional female mentors from various STEM fields, who spend the day speaking with the students about how they got to where they are today. There are also hands-on activities that go along with each of these fields to help spark further interest. This is a great opportunity for young ladies to be inspired and empowered to pursue whatever their hearts desire.

Upon arrival, a light breakfast will be available and lunch will be provided later in
the day. Upon departure, each student will receive a bag of information from various colleges and universities about their select STEM fields.

Applications are required for each student wishing to attend. The deadline for
applications is November 1, 2019 along with a $5 reservation fee. This fee will be returned upon check-in on the morning of the event. A parent signature is required in order for each student to participate.

If there are any questions, please contact us, Monday through Friday,
between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 216.623.1111 or email

Applications coming soon. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

This year's conference is sponsored by Signature Flight Support.