Dr. Tom Crouch, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics, recalls the life of Amelia Earhart during a Jan. 30 program at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
The 2 p.m. program is one in a series of Earhart-related events presented in conjunction with the museum’s temporary exhibit, In Search of Amelia Earhart. A question and answer session and book signing follows the program. The presentation is in the William M. Allen Theater, and is free with admission to the museum.
Crouch is a historian and biographer who has written and edited over a dozen books, including “The Bishop’s Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright,” “Wings: A History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age,” and “A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane 1875-1905.” Since 1974, he has served both the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History in a variety of curatorial and administrative posts. He holds a B.A. from Ohio University, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. All of his degrees are in history. Crouch also holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, conferred by the Wright State University.
Crouch has won several major awards for historical writing, including prizes offered by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Aviation/Space Writers Association, a Christopher Award, and the AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Prize for 2005. In 2000, President Clinton appointed Crouch to the chairmanship of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board.
For more information: MuseumOfFlight.org/Amelia