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Ellen Church: First Female Flight Attendant

Born in Iowa in 1904, Ellen studied nursing and worked as a registered nurse in San Francisco. During her free time, she took flying lessons and earned her pilot’s license. Ellen passed by the San Francisco office of Boeing Air Transport (now United Airlines) on her route to work and decided to inquire about a […]

Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation Receives Humanities Kansas Grant

NEWS RELEASE APRIL 12, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: Allison Balderrama Museum Director, Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum PO Box 127, Atchison, KS 66002 314-753-8312 allison.balderrama@aaefm.org TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $1,462 to the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation (AAEF) to support “Amelia Earhart Textile Preservation & Outreach.” Allison Balderrama serves as project director. […]

Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation Hires Museum Director

Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation Hires Museum Director The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation is excited to announce the hire of Allison Balderrama to fill the position of Museum Director. As an alumna of Benedictine College, Allison is excited to return to Atchison and become more involved in the community through her work at the museum. “I […]

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Visits Hangar Museum

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Visits Hangar Museum Senator Jerry Moran visited Atchison, Kansas today and was able to tour the Hangar Museum to visit Muriel in her new home. The Foundation is pleased to have been able to show him around our space, and look forward to working with Senator Moran to spread awareness of […]

Muriel’s New Home

Lockheed Electra 10-E "Muriel"

On Friday, December 27, 2019, Muriel the last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E migrated to her new and final home inside the Hangar Museum. With hard work and careful planning, the Foundation was able to move her with no problems into her new 17,000 sq ft resting space. The air was a crisp 43 degrees with […]

Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation Hires Director of Development

The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation is excited to announce the hire of Makinzie Burghart to fill the position of Director of Development. An Atchison native, Makinzie is excited to return to her roots and spread awareness of the upcoming Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum. “I am very excited to work with the Foundation board to educate […]