Fly With Banning Family Event
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
James Herman Banning became the first African American to receive a U.S. Department of Commerce pilot's license and to complete a transcontinental flight. Banning (portrayed by Jeantique Oriol) and his mechanic Allen (portrayed by Lamar Cheston) will perform a short interactive play, “The Flying Hoboes,” and answer questions. Children and their families are especially encouraged to attend. After the presentation, head upstairs to view the exhibit, which will be on display until February 25.
Presented in partnership by Ames Historical Society, Ames Public Library, and Greatest Stories Never Told.
Funding for this exhibit was provided by: Humanities Iowa, Story County Community Foundation Community Grant, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant, Iowa Space Grant Consortium, United Way Golf Fore Kids Grant, Wells Fargo, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Haps Air Service, TurnKey Investments, Members 1st Community Credit Union