A bronze statue of Amelia Earhart, solely funded by the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation, was unveiled July 27, 2022, in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. As a pioneering American aviator and advocate for women’s equal rights, Amelia is now one of only 11 women represented in the National Statuary Hall Collection. A “twin” bronze of the Earhart statue in the U.S. Capitol Building stands in Atchison, welcoming visitors to the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum.

“Amelia Earhart’s statue now stands at the U.S. Capitol as an inspiring symbol to encourage others — especially women and girls — to boldly pursue their own dreams.” 

— Karen Seaberg, founder and president of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation

“We captured her as she often stood, in a gentle breeze, looking toward the sky with a hint of a squint in her eyes, her scarf about to blow over her shoulder… as if she’s getting ready to fly.”

— Amelia Earhart Statue Sculptor

Bringing Amelia to the Capitol