Over March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Recognizing woman who have made an impact on our history, culture and society. It is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made and be inspired by the women who have influenced all of us.
The American Heritage Museum focuses on the contributions women have made in the military and work force through a series of interesting exhibits. In the Arsenal of Democracy exhibit we talk about the great strides women made during WWII. From joining the work force in manufacturing to pioneering in the design and development of technologies. In the Eastern Front exhibit, we highlight female tank commanders such as Aleksandra Samuenko who was part of the 1st Guards Tank Army. She was a decorated veteran of the “Battle of Kursk” and credited with destroying 3 German Tiger tanks.
One of the most poignant exhibits we have is the 9/11 – War on Terror. It features F-16 pilot Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney. Stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 11th, 2001, Penney and wingman Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville were scrambled to intercept flight 93. It is a harrowing story of what they would do with their unarmed jets should they reach flight 93. Penney’s contributions as a female fighter pilot and steadfast commitment in her role protecting our country is shown in a captivating video.
Please come visit us at the American Heritage Museum and join us in celebrating Women’s History month.