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Aviators, Poets and Dreamers Exhibit

Saturday, April 20th, through Sunday, April 28th, 2024

As we celebrate National Poetry Month this April, our museum takes flight with a unique exhibition exploring the connection between aerospace, aviation, and poetry!

The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s 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, President 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 displayed as part of the exhibit or taken home.

This exhibit is free with museum admission.