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Fly Girls of WWII Traveling WASP Exhibit

This exciting, exhibit is designed to educate and inspire visitors with the amazing history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII.  The mission of "Fly Girls" is to encourage those who experience the exhibit--and challenge them to “FLY” just a little bit higher.

 

The new Fly Girls of WWII was recently on display at the BOB BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM in Austin, Texas.

Click the arrows below to watch the slideshow.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Wings Across America's  first exhibit doubled in size when it traveled from Baylor University's Mayborn Museum to the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, eventually landing at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in Michigan. It was such a big hit, they wanted to keep it permanently.

 

A second traveling exhibit was then created and displayed  at Wings Over the Rockies Air And Space Museum in Denver, Colorado.

 

Following its return from Colorado, the Bob Bullock Story of Texas History Museum in Austin expressed an interest in featuring Fly Girls of WWII as part of Veteran's Day, 2014, through January of 2015.  During these conversations, The Bullock staff generously devoted time and expertise to help Wings Across America 'upgrade' and 'refine' the exhibit.

 

Click to view the photos from the  Flygirls Exhibit at Wings Over the Rockies

Click to view a digital version of the "Pass It On" exhibit, including inspirational quotes from the WASP.

 

CURRENT

Fly Girls of WWII --selected pieces from the Mary Jo Tilton collection will be  on display on the 3rd floor of the Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum .through 2017.  Digital photos will be featured on the museum's website.

 

CSPAN feature on Fly Girls at the Bullock, Jan,  4, 2015

Video interview with Jenny Cobb, Exhibit Assistant at the Bullock Museum

 

FUTURE:

Dates and locations for 2017/2018 are TBD.

 

If you are a museum interested in showcasing the Fly Girls Traveling WASP Exhibit, click the email link below to contact Nancy Parrish or call the number at the bottom of the page.

 

Nancy Parrish, Executive Director & Site Creator

254-307-2717  |   fax  866-275-4064

Wings Across America  |  1620 South Ninth Street  Waco, Texas 76710

email-info@wingsacrossamerica.org

Wings Across America is a non profit, 501 c3  project at Baylor University