When: Aug. 4-8 2011
While other women were home taking care of their Victory Gardens and their families during World War II, Mary Anna “Marty” Wyall was flying planes as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). The WASP were the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. Wyall, currently of Fort Wayne and Indiana’s only living WASP, recently received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., for her service. In Her Honor features several of Wyall’s personal belongings as well as her Congressional Gold Medal. She shares her stories about being a WASP in a short documentary. Hear her stories in person on November 7 during "A Public Conversation with Marty Wyall: Women of World War II," from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $3/person or free with museum admission. Museum members admitted for free. Reservations recommended; call 317-232-1637.