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Piscataway’s Metlar-Bodine House Museum Presents Nobody Owns the Sky: Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Female Aviators

Carol Simon Levin, creator of Telling Her Stories, is a Youth Services Librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bridgewater, NJ,. Credits: www.linkedin.com

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- There were many early 20th century aviatrices – besides Amelia Earhart! – who were every bit as brave and daring as their male counterparts.  Flying in flimsy wood and canvas aeroplanes, Aida de Acosta, Raymonde de Laroche, Hélène Dutrieu, Marie Marvingt, Harriet Quimby, Katherine Stinson, Ruth Law, Bessie Coleman and Elinor Smith (discover her Hadley Airport connection!) awed and thrilled people on the ground — executing audacious acrobatic aerial maneuvers, soloing across the English Channel, setting records, barn-storming and buzzing beneath New York’s bridges. 

Undaunted by male skepticism, they were determined to show that anything that men could do, they could do too!.

Carol Simon Levin, creator of Telling Her Stories, is a Youth Services Librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bridgewater, NJ, and is a member of the NJ Storytelling Guild, the NJ Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history.

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Ms. Simon Levin will sign copies of Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates, an informational, interactive coloring book (for all ages) celebrating the lost stories of 69 fascinating and forgotten courageous women – of all colors - in American political history.  Refreshments served after the program, and The Dutch Door Gift Shop will be open.

Event Details
Where:  The Metlar-Bodine House Museum
Location: 1281 River Road, Piscataway (Handicap accessible)
Date:  Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time:  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 per person
Limited Seating, Reservations Required by Tues, Aug. 8

For more information, directions, and to reserve: 732-463-8363 or email metlarbodine@gmail.com

Museum entrance and parking: from River Rd, take Hillcrest Dr. to top of hill, left onto Logan Lane, proceed straight to upper parking area (a cul-de-sac). 

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