Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Series: Influential Women in Aeronautics

This talk will look at how women have shaped the aerospace industry.

WHEN: March 17 | 5:00 PM

This virtual event will be live captioned.

ADMISSION: FREE! | Registration required here
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Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Department Chair, Space History Department, National Air and Space Museum

Snug Harbor brings the Smithsonian to Staten Island with this virtual series of exciting lectures examining the contribution of women throughout history. As a Smithsonian Affiliate in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, the series explores aspects of women in American history and covers topics ranging from African American Women in activism to women’s influence on aeronautics and television.

In addition to serving as the department chair, Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp curates the Museum’s social and cultural history of spaceflight collection, more than 5,000 artifacts that include space memorabilia and space science fiction objects. These everyday mementos of the space age—which include toys and games, medals and awards, buttons and pins, as well as comics and trading cards—complete the story about spaceflight told by the Museum’s collection of space hardware and technologies.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is a Smithsonian Affiliate organization. This program is supported in part with public funding through the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.