A Salute to Evelyn Sharp & 100 years of flight

 

  Date of the Event:  March 16, 2003

  Type of Event:  Exhibit

  Expected Total Attendance: 100-1,000

 

Brief Description:

 

Evelyn Sharp was a Nebraska native who was one of the first women to ferry US Army Air Force fighters during WWII. Her background includes a connection to homesteading, which is why Homestead NM of America will honor her with a banner to be featured with others on the monument visitor center. In conjunction with the Centennial of Flight the monument will host the historian of the Wright Brothers National Memorial to speak about the Wright Brothers accomplishments. There will be various hands on activities from organizations such as the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, the Strategic Air and Space Museuem and the Nebraska Air National Guard. Flyovers will be held including a P-51, which Evelyn flew, KC-135, and an L3 & L5 just to name a few.

 

Website:  http://www.nps.gov/home

Location of Event:

Address:  Homestead NM of America

              8523 W. State Highway 4

              Beatrice, NE 68310

 

Homestead NM of America, located on the original 160 acre claim of Daniel Freeman, the first homesteader 4 miles west of Beatrice. There are 100 acres of restored tallgrass prairie where visitors can enjoy the flyovers.

 

  Point of Contact Information:   Amy Garrett  402-223-3514

  E-mail Address   amy_garrett@nps.gov