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Great Lives Lecture: Pioneer Female Aviators

February 8 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Everyone knows the name Amelia Earhart. But the other four women in O’Brien’s story were, in some cases, better pilots and their stories are no less compelling. O’Brien recounts for us the amazing exploits of Ruth Elder, the first American woman try to fly across the Atlantic Ocean after Lindbergh’s feat in 1927; Ruth Nichols, a New York pilot desperate to escape her blue-blood background; Louise Thaden, a mother of two; and perhaps the most skilled of them all, Florence Klingensmith. Fly Girls has adventure, and heroics, tragedy and triumph, and insight into the battles that women fought to participate in one of America’s most dangerous sports — airplane racing. Event is subject to be virtual only. Please check the website for more information: Pioneer Female Aviators – Great Lives (umw.edu)

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February 8
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7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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https://www.umw.edu/greatlives/lecture/pioneer-female-aviators/

Dodd Auditorium – George Washington Hall, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA

1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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