Signature Event - Amelia Earhart

Signature Event - Amelia Earhart

The History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs presents their Signature Event featuring Amelia Earhart, portrayed by Pat Jordan. The evening will begin at 6 pm and will include a social hour, dinner, door prizes, a silent auction, and the portrayal of Amelia Earhart. Tickets are $75 per person (includes $25 tax deductible donation) or $500 for a table of eight (includes $100 tax deductible donation). For more information or to make reservations, please call the History Center at 269-471-1202 or email info@berrienhistory.org. Amelia Earhart continues to fascinate and to inspire. The charismatic, athletic, risk-taking tomboy could charm you with her sparkling eyes, motivate you with her passion, could convince you with her skill. Although she was born in Kansas, Ms. Earhart had solid Philadelphia connections: Amelia attended the Ogontz School, now part of Penn State University, flew a piper cub from Coatesville and spoke about aviation in Germantown. Ms. Earhart was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to actually flying, she wrote aviation books, helped form the Ninety-Nines to support other female pilots, and taught classes at Purdue University’s aviation department. Earhart was active in the political arena as a member of the National Woman’s Party and as a strong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. A friend to Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Ms. Earhart took Eleanor flying after FDR told her he didn’t want Eleanor piloting a plane.

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