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Amelia Earhart

Even though she lived in many different cities, Amelia Earhart considered Atchison, Kansas to be her hometown. Amelia was born in Atchison and lived here until she was 12. The community of Atchison celebrates the history and heritage Amelia in many ways. Thousands of visitors flock to Atchison each year to celebrate Amelia’s legacy.

The International Forest of Friendship is an arboretum and memorial forest beside Lake Warnock in Atchison, Kansas. A life-size bronze statue of Amelia Earhart gazes over the International Forest of […]

Located at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport in an art deco-inspired 17,000 square foot hangar, the centerpiece of the museum is Muriel — the world’s last remaining Lockheed Electra 10-E — an […]

This one-acre portrait was created by famed Kansas artist Stan Herd in 1997. It lies on a hillside overlooking Warnock Lake and is composed of permanent plantings, stone and other […]

Amelia was born in the home on July 24, 1897 to Edwin Stanton Earhart and Amy Otis Earhart. Amelia’s father was a lawyer whose position as a railroad claims agent […]

This yearly festival on the third weekend of July celebrates of Amelia Earhart and her accomplishments with a weekend full of family entertainment for Atchison residents and visitors. The 1st Annual Amelia Earhart Festival was held in 1997 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Amelia Earhart.