Amelia Earhart will be the focus of a traveling National Geographic exhibit that will hit the road this fall.
?National Geographic Maps: Tools for Adventure? will provide families with an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in the thrilling world of maps. Dynamic exhibit elements, grouped by land, sea, air and space themes, invite families to become explorers, chart new territory and plan their own adventures.
The exhibit will feature a number of interactive components and unique artifacts, including charts used by Earhart?s navigator and a pair of aviator goggles worn by Earhart herself! Special Map Walls allow visitors to check out enlarged maps from the journeys of a number of featured explorers, including Earhart.
Developed by the Children?s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with National Geographic Society, ?Maps: Tools for Adventure? opens at the Children?s Museum of Indianapolis in October of 2006.
For more information about the exhibit, including a complete tour schedule, click here.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Monday, July 31 that 11 famous Californians, including aviation queen Amelia Earhart, would be inducted into the newly formed California Hall of Fame.
In addition to Amelia Earhart, celebrities to be included in the Hall of Fame include actor Clint Eastwood, former astronaut Sally Ride, Walt Disney and former President Ronald Reagan. The Hearst and Packard families will also be included.
Nancy Reagan, the former president’s widow, said in a statement that her husband’s life “embodied the California dream, and he loved this state with all his heart. I am very touched that his life continues to be an inspiration to so many.”
The formal induction ceremony for the hall of fame will be held on December 6, 2006. The location for the hall of fame will be the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. Sponsored by Bank of America, the hall is intended to celebrate the achievements of Californians in the areas of the arts, education, business, labor, science, sports, philanthropy and public service. New members will continue to be inducted each year and chosen based on merit and current events.