2018 Events - Save the Date!

Join us throughout the year in helping us celebrate our 20th anniversary in Cleveland!

Oct. 5 - Southwest Airlines Raffle
We are currently raffling off four round-trip tickets valued at $1600. Winners will have the chance to fly to any of Southwest Airlines 100 domestic destinations and 10 additional countries. The winner will be picked October 5. Winner need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are $10 a chance. All proceeds benefit the museum. Good luck and thank you to Southwest Airlines for their support of the museum!


Oct. 5 - Dinner with a Slice of History - SOLD OUT
Join us as we welcome original member of the Mercury 13, Wally Funk, for a presentation and book signing. 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 and signing to follow.

*This event is currently sold out. Standing room only is available with RSVP. Call 216.623.1111.

The 2018 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Nov. 3 - Author Day, Book Sale, Pancake Breakfast
Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our annual Book Sale and Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy pancakes and sausage while browsing books and various odds and ends. Breakfast is a suggested donation of $5.
Back again will be our Author Day and will feature local authors; Brian Albrecht, James Banks, Laura DeMarco, Cory Tilson, and Laureen Tilson. More authors to be announced. Please note some authors may not be in attendance for the entire event.
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!

Nov. 9 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Experience an evening with Shaesta Waiz, who is the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft. Waiz came to this country as an Afghan refugee and is the first certified civilian female pilot from Afghanistan. Waiz departed from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 13, 2017 and flew over 24,000 nautical miles, making 30 stops in 145 days, visiting 22 countries across five continents and inspiring over 3,000 students through 32 Outreach events. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Dreams Soar, Inc., whose mission statement is "to inspire the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and aviation professionals." Waiz was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Trophy for Current Achievement.

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


The 2018 Dinner Series is made possible from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Nov. 10 - Wings of Women (WOW) STEM Conference
Attention All High School Female Students:
Please join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 10, 2018 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.

This year's keynote speaker will be Shaesta Waiz.

Applications are required for each student wishing to attend. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2018 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.

Click here for an application. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. This event is first come, first serve.

This year's conference is sponsored by Signature Flight Support and the Helen Greene Perry Fund.