International Women’s Air and Space
The International Women’s Air and Space Museum, or IWASM for short, is the free attraction located right inside the Burke Lakefront Airport that is dedicated to the ‘preservation of the history of women in aviation and space’. This spot is great for more unique educational and local cultural lessons while in Cleveland, the entire establishment focusing on the documentation of women’s ongoing contributions to the field yesterday, today, and in the future. Inside you will see the chronicle of the history of space and aviation for females from it’s inception to today, all in this spot conveniently located just seconds from the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center, making it a really great first or last stop on your Cleveland adventure.
The International Women’s Air and Space Museum was founded just over 25 years ago, in 1986, first in Centerville Ohio. The information provided focuses on more than just Sally Ride and Amelia Earhart (though they are centerpieces of discussion as well), spanning across the entire history of women in the air! Learn all about the Ninety-Nines, the 99 women pilots who internationally combined in 1929 and formed this club, the WASP, Bessie Coleman, and even Jackie Cochran.
You will see various memorabilia and historical artifacts and even have the chance to take an onsite tour. You Can take the basic tour of the permanent and currently visiting special exhibits, a boxed lunch tour, or a children's program tour, each lasting between 45 minutes and an hour. Before you go be sure to check and see if there are any events taking place or head over to the museum store for further educational tours or museum souvenirs.