In the legacy of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum will educate, inspire and empower all generations in the pursuit of flight. In the summer of 2016, the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation acquired Muriel, the last remaining 1935 Lockheed Electra 10-E aircraft in the world – the same model aircraft Amelia flew on her final, fateful flight around the world.
The Hangar Museum’s vision is robust: to develop an aviation museum within the Atchison Amelia Earhart Airport to showcase Muriel while creating an educational and visitor experience that honors the accomplishments of Amelia Earhart.
The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum will encourage young minds to achieve the seemingly impossible while serving as an economic development initiative that will enhance the vibrant culture, commerce and entertainment Atchison currently offers.
Muriel, the last remaining Lockheed L-10E that is identical to the plane that Amelia Earhart was flying on her attempt to circumnavigate the world in 1937 is now housed at the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison. Design plans are ongoing and fundraising continues to open the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum using Amelia and her story to encourage and inspire others to follow their dreams. The Museum will have a heavy emphasis on STEM education with interactive and experiential displays.