WHAT: Town of Summerton 4 MAIN, in community partnership with Scott’s Branch High Alumni Association, SC presents the International Women’s Air & Space Museum Traveling Exhibition, BESSIE COLEMAN AND HER DAUGTERS. This indoor educational exhibition from Cleveland, Ohio features 17 panels that tell the story of the first African-American woman to receive her pilot’s license. Though her life was short-lived, Bessie Coleman has inspired generations of African-American female pilots and astronauts.
4 Main will also feature aviation and aerospace fine art and photography, model aircraft, and for a second year, an exhibit from the South Carolina Military Museum located in Columbia, South Carolina.
WHEN: January 8 – February 8, 2020
Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, January 8th Rocket Girls II opening ceremony will be held at Scott’s Branch Middle/High School, 9253 Alex Harvin Hwy, Summerton, SC. Guests speakers will be Master Sergeant Jessica Mann and Senior Airman Melinda Dreifke from Shaw Air Force Base 20th Component Maintenance Squadron. The time for this “Lunch to Learn” event (TBA).
The ceremony will also include Dana Smith and Jason Wolfe from the Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics located in Myrtle Beach, SC. This presentation will offer information on aviation careers, PIA history and what the school offers. And there will be an interactive exhibit set-up for students.
Other aviation related activities, exhibits, displays and memorabilia are being considered for Rocket Girls II and will be announced when they are confirmed.
WHERE: 4 MAIN 4 Main Street Summerton, SC 29148
For more information please call the Town of Summerton (803) 485-2525