July 21, 2019 - Rosie the Riveter Day
Join us at 2 p.m. at the USS COD Submarine to celebrate their 60th anniversary in Cleveland!

The event will begin with a dedication of a memorial bench honoring Seaman Andrew G. Johnson, the Cod's only crewman lost during the war. Afterward, IWASM and the Cod will hold a Rosie the Riveter look-a-like contest, open to all ages! Prizes for winners.

**Again, please note this event will take place at the submarine, NOT the museum.

August 1, 2019 - Little Italy Print Raffle
Overview “Little Italy”
Artist Moses P. Pearl
Value $300
Outside dimensions: 25 1/4" x 25 3/4"

IWASM will be selling raffle tickets with one lucky person winning this incredible “Little Italy” print by Cleveland Artist Moses P. Pearl. The print is signed, matted, and framed and has a value of $300. Tickets will be sold for $5 each, with the winner being drawn August 1, 2019. The print was donated to IWASM by local photographer Stuart Pearl, son of Moses.

Moses Pearl made his debut in the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show in 1942 and was known for his colorful watercolor scenes of Cleveland area neighborhoods. A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Pearl started drawing at age six, took classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art, attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State University, and taught at the high school level for over 30 years. Pearl passed away in 2003 at the age of 86 years old.

*Winner is responsible for organizing shipping if needed


All proceeds benefit the museum

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, 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 four 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

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 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.

Save the Date!

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

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

Nov. 9, 2019 - WOW STEM Conference