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Balderrama is flying high as Museum Director

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum’s Museum Director was featured in the Atchison Globe on March 31, 2022. Please click here to view the article on the Globe’s website, or continue reading below. The first thing that one notices about Allison Balderrama is her infectious smile. Behind that smile is a young wife and mother with […]

Wally Funk’s Journey to Space

In 1995, seven of the Mercury 13 met at Kennedy Space Center to see Space Shuttle Discovery. Wally is second from the left. Wally Funk was the first female Federal Aviation Agency Inspector, first female Air Safety Investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, and flight instructor for over 3,000 students. She was also one […]

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 […]