Enjoy keeping up with your engagements in 2018 while supporting The Southern Museum of Flight’s Mary Alice Beatty $5000 scholarship for women pursuing careers in aviation and aerospace technology. This year’s recipient will be chosen January 2018. The Southern Museum of Flight Young Aviator’s Bombshell Calendar features young children as early aviation legends like Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart and the Wright Brothers. Calendars are available for purchase at www.southernmuseumofflight.org/calendar or in the museum gift shop ($20). Future scholarship applicants may apply for the scholarship starting each September at www.southernmuseumofflight.org.
In 1966 Mary Alice Beatty began the aviation collection at Samford University which would develop into the Southern Museum of Flight. With Ms. Beatty’s daughter, Mary Alice Beatty Carmichael, the museum seeks to galvanize her family’s aviation legacy and financially support the achievements of women in aviation and aerospace. The museum is located in East Lake, two blocks from the Birmingham International Airport, at 4343 73rd Street North, 35206 and is dedicated to investigating, preserving, and promoting the rich stories of Southern Aviation and to providing exciting, interactive educational programming for people of all ages. Through collaborative partnerships with the community, the Southern Museum of Flight provides a continuum of exhibitions, displays, and educational services with a sincere devotion to cultural and historical literacy. †