Women have played important roles in the world of aviation throughout the twentieth century. While many people know Amelia Earhart, there are other women who have made big impacts on the development of aviation. Join us as we listen to Leslie Czechowski from the Seattle Museum of Flight Speakers Bureau talk about these women and the important role they played in the development of aviation. The lecture will cover everything from the first stewardess, to the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license, women in Air Racing, the first American woman in space, and more. Co-presented by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash. and in conjunction with the Whatcom Museum’s exhibition, Firsts in Flight: A Hidden History.
Leslie Czechowski has a B.A. in Drama Theory, a M.S. in Library Science, and a M.S. in Liberal Studies (concentration in 19th century American history and literature). She has worked in a variety of library and archives positions at Grinnell College, The University of Minnesota, and The University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she taught graduate courses at The College of St. Catherine and The University of Pittsburgh. She has also authored many professional publications and presented on library and archival services.
Czechowski has been a volunteer in numerous organizations and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova in 2012. She currently volunteers at the Kent Library teaching Microsoft Office software, volunteers in the Museum of Flight’s archives, and joined the docent program at the Museum of Flight in 2016.