Fly With Banning Opening Reception
Ames Public Library 2nd Floor Gallery and Rotary Room
Free and open to the public
Fly with Banning is an interactive educational traveling exhibit highlighting the life story of an African American aviation hero - James Herman Banning. Banning became the first African American to receive a U.S. Department of Commerce pilot's license and to complete a transcontinental flight. Before moving to California and completing his historic flight, he studied at Iowa State College, managed a bicycle repair shop in Ames, and learned to fly near Des Moines. Enjoy refreshments at this opening reception. The exhibit will be open 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