Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation Receives Humanities Kansas Grant

APRIL 12, 2021

Allison Balderrama
Museum Director, Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum
PO Box 127, Atchison, KS 66002
[email protected]

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. As the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, Atchison, Kansas has taken up the banner of carrying on her legacy. AAEF’s Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum is excited to both preserve Amelia’s belongings and share her story with the public. In light of this, the project has two primary goals: preservation and education. All are invited to follow along via social media as museum staff rehouse textiles used and worn by Amelia Earhart over the coming weeks. The museum will host an open house in May to showcase this preservation work. Visit for updates.

“Amelia Earhart continues to be a fascinating figure in Kansas history,“ said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “Preserving these items from her childhood and adult life will ensure that they will be available to help tell her story for years to come.”

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