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Aviators, Poets and Dreamers
The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s new exhibit, Aviators, Poets and Dreamers asks the question, “Why do we fly?” and finds its answers in the poems and poetic writings of some of the world’s famous aviators.
The exhibit will feature photographs of well-known aviators such as Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Amelia Earhart as well as others like Bessie Coleman, John Gillespie Magee, Jr., and Beryl Markham combined with their beautiful prose. Visitors will be able to see how some of the world’s greatest aviators were inspired by their travels through the sky and in some cases into space.
“You’ll be immersed in the lore, history and poetry of aviators from the early days of flight to the space age,” said Andrew Parton, Executive Director of the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The exhibit will also include a poetry station where younger poets can try their hand at a few lines of verse, which can be put on display as part of the exhibit or taken home.
This new exhibit is free with museum admission and will be on display from July 18th through Labor Day. The exhibit will be made available to libraries across Long Island as the Cradle’s first traveling exhibit. You can follow the exhibit’s life on social media via hashtag #AviatorsPoetsDreamers.