Amelia Earhart Statue At U.S. Capitol
A bronze statue of Amelia Earhart, solely funded by the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation, was unveiled July 27 in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Earhart is now one of only 11 women represented among 100 statues (two from each state) that comprise the National Statuary Hall Collection.
This year marks 90 years since Earhart became first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and 125 years since her birth in Atchison, Kan. on July 24. A ‘twin’ bronze statue of the one in National Statuary Hall will be installed at the entrance of the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum in Atchison, Kansas.
About the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum
The new Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum — opening in 2023 — will honor Earhart’s aviation legacy and inspire all generations in the pursuit of flight.
The centerpiece will be Muriel— the world’s last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E — an aircraft identical to the plane Earhart flew on her final flight. Muriel is named for Amelia’s younger sister, Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey.
Immersive STEM exhibits will take visitors through Earhart’s adventurous life — from growing up in Atchison, Kansas, to the height of her worldwide fame — as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport (K59) in Atchison, Kansas