Museum Tour: The Harriet Quimby Exhibit

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This Arcadia Area Historical Museum exhibit summarizes Harriet Quimby's accomplishments and her family's history in the area. The exhibit was enhanced in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her flight across the English Channel.



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Animated View: The Quimby Room
Walk into the room, and look around you. This is what you would see. The first poster summarizes Harriet Quimby's accomplishments. The rest of the posters on the first wall are articles from newspapers and magazines of the day describing her accomplishments. The display case at the back of the room includes artifacts and other Quimby memorabilia. The posters on the right wall cover her induction into the Aviation Hall of Fame, the Department of Transportation's tribute, and her family's ties to the Arcadia area. A small display case has a model of a Bleriot XI, the plane she flew. The last wall has a series of posters showing how her commemorative stamp was produced.
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The Making of the Quimby Stamp
This display shows the process involved in designing and producing a stamp, in this case, the Harriet Quimby commemorative stamp, which was released in 1991.

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