Events

June 5, 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!

Raffle Tickets

Winner will be chosen June 5, 2019

*All proceeds benefit IWASM

June 12, 2019 - Rocket Day
SOLD OUT! PLEASE CALL 216.623.1111 FOR THE WAIT LIST
Join us from noon to 3 p.m. as we spend the afternoon learning all about the science of rockets! We will team up with the Great Lakes Science Center and NASA’s Glenn Research Center for an afternoon of fun learning about the science of rockets. Children will hear about the history of rockets, witness the launching of various rockets, and set off film canister rockets (weather permitting).

Admission is $1 (non-refundable) a child via cash or check. Payments made online via credit card or PayPal will be subject to a service fee. Space is limited and the last two years have sold out. Registration is required. Children in attendance will receive a goodie bag to take home at the end of the event.

Please note no physical tickets will be mailed out. Upon payment, you will be added to the registration list and can simply check in the day of the event.

We strongly encourage attendees to arrive by 11:45 a.m. as the event will begin promptly at noon.

This event is sponsored by the Bede Family Foundation and Dollar Bank.

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 Beverley 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

August 1, 2019 - Little Italy Print Raffle
Overview “Little Italy”
1986
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

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All proceeds benefit the museum

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.

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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.

**Tickets on sale June 1**

Save the Date!

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