Thank you for an amazing year-long 20th anniversary celebration!
SOLD OUT: March 29, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
*STANDING ROOM ONLY AVAILABLE - CALL 216.623.1111
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.
Purchase "Wally Funk's Race for Space" book here. Limited copies remain.
The 2019 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
May 4, 2019 - Family Day
Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our annual FREE Family Day. This event is open to the public and is fun for all ages. Play games, make crafts, and participate in activities all day long. Scheduled community resources include: NeoLUG, U.S.S. Cod, Cleveland Police, Cleveland Airport System Fire Department, FreeRange SkinCare, Girls' Robotics, Cleveland Metroparks, International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS), Tours of Cleveland, LLC, Discover Aviation Center, and Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.
Raffle items courtesy of:
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Lake Erie Crushers
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Western Reserve Historical Society
COSI Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center!
Sky Zone Highland Heights
RollHouse Entertainment Parma
African Safari Wildlife Park
Lolly The Trolley, Cleveland Ohio
Beck Center for the Arts
Adventure Zone Family Fun Center
Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park
Rinky Dink Family Fun Center
Additional information to come.
This event is sponsored by Foresters Financial.
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:
Save the Date!
June 12, 2019 - Rocket Day
Aug. 30, 2019 - Corks in the Concourse
Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 , 2019 - Cleveland National Air Show
Oct. 4, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Nov. 2, 2019 - Books, Breakfast, & Book Signings
Nov. 8, 2019 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Nov. 9, 2019 - WOW STEM Conference