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June 17, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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When Amelia Came to Michigan: Al Eicher Presentation

Monday, June 17, 2019

Join us in hearing Al & Dave Eicher of Program Source International present on Amelia Earhart's adventures in Michigan! "Our many years of research indicates she was here more than 25 times promoting the aviation industry and opportunities for women in this field. Our lecture and visual presentation begins with her childhood at the turn of the century, her family life and education, early flying experiences, the world records and her 8 years of adventures in Michigan. Over a 10 year period, we collected Michigan newspaper articles about Amelia, also hundred’s of photographs, old film footage, plus the music from the 1920’s and 30’s. This was the era of the Jazz Age, the Charleston, Foxtrot, Quick Time, and Swing. Amelia’s first visit to Michigan was in 1928, after her first transatlantic flight. She came to promote TAC Airline passenger and air mail services. She set 3 women’s speed records at the National Air Races on Grosse Isle and was a test pilot for various...