*POSTPONED - March 27, 2020 - Dinner with a Slice of History

Rocket Day Take Home Kits
Summer around here will look a little different and unfortunately we weren't able to host our annual Rocket Day. BUT! We want to bring Rocket Day to the comfort of your own home.

Bags are available for pick up only.

We have three options available:

1. Rocket Day (Space Themed) Bags - $4.00

2. Aviation Adventures Bags - $4.00

3. Combo Pack (one of each bag) - $7.00

Those who purchase a bag will have a chance to win a raffle prize. Details included in take home kit.

This project is sponsored by the Bede Family Foundation with contributions from NASA's Glenn Research Center and the Great Lakes Science Center.

Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, 2020 - Great Lakes Health & Wellness
Everyone is experiencing a bit more stress these days so we have teamed up with Great Lakes Health & Wellness, located in Westlake, Ohio, to treat you to some self-care while helping the museum. There is a special deal for IWASM supporters August 1 – October 31, 2020.

Here’s how it works:
Chiropractic Care: If a New Patient comes to their office and mentions they are with IWASM, their
New Patient exam, consult, and digital x-rays with one of the doctors costs only $49 ($99 value) and that $49 goes directly back to IWASM.

Massage Therapy: If someone gets a massage and mentions they are with IWASM they get $20 off
their first massage and we, again, receive $20 back to IWASM.

Acupuncture: If someone gets their first acupuncture treatment in their office, their New
Acupuncture patient treatment costs $39 ($85 value) and the $39 is donated to IWASM!

It’s that simple! All you have to do is make an appointment to treat yourself or spread the word to your family, friends, and coworkers.

Call them today at 440.895.3500 or visit their site at

Oct. 16, 2020 - Southwest Airlines Raffle
Southwest Airlines is the official airline of the International Women's Air & Space Museum. The airline is proud to provide tickets, valid for one year from the date of issue, to any of Southwest Airlines' 102 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. The tickets have no blackout dates nor restrictions.

On October 16, one winner will be randomly selected to receive a 4-pack of tickets, courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Winner need not be present to win, nor be local. All proceeds go directly to the museum.


Oct. 24, 2020 - Books & Bags
We will not be able to host our annual pancake breakfast this year, but we are still going to hold the book sale portion of this event on October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us for this museum fundraiser. Books of all subject matter and for all ages will be available. Free admission.

We will also be providing children with take home activity bags, just in time for Halloween. Each bag will contain the items needed for numerous fun and exciting aviation and space themed crafts you can do at home. Activity bags are free and available for the first 150 kids. Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you shop. Pastries will be available for purchase.

*Please note masks are required*

Thank you to Foresters Financial for sponsoring the free activity bags.

**If you have any books or other items to donate toward the sale please drop them off at the office by October 21.

Walking Tours - Tours of Cleveland

Have you taken a tour with Tours of Cleveland? Enjoy a 1 1/2 to 2 hour tour around Cleveland. Use promo code "IWASM20" for a special $4 discount. Click here to learn more about the tour and to book a ticket today!


*Past Dinner Series Speakers

Sheila L. Chamberlain – First African-American Female Combat Intelligence Pilot for the U.S. Army

Gigi Coleman – Great-Niece of Aviatrix Bessie Coleman
Wally Funk – Member of Mercury 13
Ric Gillespie – Executive Director of TIGHAR, Amelia Earhart expeditions
Stephanie Caisse-Harris – Author of “A Corpsman’s Legacy”

Stephanie Johnson – Delta’s First African-American Female Pilot
Sarah B. Rickman – Author & Historian, WAFS and WASP
Shaesta Waiz – Afghan Refugee, Youngest Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe in a Single-Engine Plane

Gigi Coleman – Great-Niece of Aviatrix Bessie Coleman
Harry Haskell – Author, Grandson of Henry Haskell – Husband of Katharine Wright
Bill Meixner – Historian, MacRobertson Air Race 1934

Marianne Dyson – Author, NASA Flight Controller
Jennifer Bean Bower – Author, Viola Gentry
Bill Meixner – Historian, History of Airmail
Marsha J. Wright – Daughter of WASP Margaret Ringenberg

Bill Meixner – Historian, Bomber Plant
Wendy Hollinger – Publisher, Jerrie Mock’s “Three-Eight Charlie”
Casey Grant – One of Delta’s First African-American Flight Attendants
Lt. Col. Becky Ohm – Ohio’s First Female Fighter Pilot

Bill Meixner – Historian, 1929 Air Race/Amelia Earhart
Julie Cummins – Author, “Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart"
Dan Zaleski – Historian, Blanche Noyes
Bill Meixner – Historian, Cleveland & Aviation

Bill Meixner – Historian, History of Cleveland Municipal Airport
Marcy Frumker – History of Female Astronauts and Cosmonauts
Richard DuRose – Author, “Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air”
M.G. Crisci – Author, “Call Sign, White Lily”

Doug Kusak – Cleveland Metroparks, Great Lakes Exposition 1936-37
Mary Feik – First Female Presented the Master Mechanic Award, Pat Hange (2nd)
Jean-Vi Lenthe – Author, “Flying Into Yesterday: My Search for the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engineering Cadettes”