Events

*POSTPONED until 2021 - March 27, 2020 - Dinner with a Slice of History

Annual Campaign 2020
At the beginning of the year, 2020 looked like it was going to be our best year to date here at IWASM. We had so many great events planned, with several being sold out or near capacity. We had new guest speakers, outreach programs, and children's activities lined up. We really had a banner year planned and we were looking forward to seeing so many of you.

And then the COVID-19 virus entered all of our lives. It affected everything from the largest events to the smallest daily routines. And things kept getting worse. I doubt any of us realized how far reaching and long-term the effects would be when this all started.

Although the museum is now open, we need your help more than ever. Unfortunately, we are facing an 80 percent loss of income for the year.

We have officially launched our annual campaign and need your support. Your donation will be tax-deductible.

Ready to donate? Click hereEvery. Dollar. Counts.

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
https://eshop.iwasm.org/index.php?id_product=433&controller=product

2. Aviation Adventures Bags - $4.00
https://eshop.iwasm.org/index.php?id_product=434&controller=product

3. Combo Pack (one of each bag) - $7.00
https://eshop.iwasm.org/index.php?id_product=435&controller=product

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 www.greatlakeshealthohio.com

Nov. 6, 2020 - Dinner with a Slice of History - SOLD OUT
*WAITLIST AVAILABLE
Ever wonder how the ancient Egyptians supported women in flight? Did you know our Executive Director Heather Alexander has an extensive background in Middle Eastern archaeology? Join us on November 6, 2020 to learn how Alexander and her team uncovered the first tomb in the Valley of the Kings since King Tut's tomb in 1922.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow. Seats will be extremely limited to comply with safety precautions. Program is suitable for ages 5 and up. Masks are required at all times except when eating. Food will be served as a boxed meal and will consist of an entree, side dish, dessert, and beverage. A limited menu will be available.

Tickets are $20 and will only be available by calling the office at 216.623.1111.

RSVP by Nov. 4 or until sold out.

Dec.1, 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 December 1, two winners 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.

Tickets


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

2020:
Sheila L. Chamberlain – First African-American Female Combat Intelligence Pilot for the U.S. Army

2019:
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”

2018:
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

2017:
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

2016:
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

2015:
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

2014:
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

2013:
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”

2012:
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”