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American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Celebrates Women's History Month

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum will host a special photographic exhibit honoring the contributions of women who have worked for American Airlines in groundbreaking roles.

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of Women's History Month, the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum will host a special photographic exhibit honoring the contributions of women who have worked for American Airlines in groundbreaking roles. Continuing its tradition of encouraging women to consider the aviation industry, the museum will also show movies featuring women in aviation on Movie Saturdays during the month of March in the museum's main theatre.

Women in Aviation Exhibit

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is honoring the contributions of women who have worked for American Airlines with a photographic exhibit. Included are photos of women such as Carlene Roberts, the first woman to serve as vice president of a major airline; Bonnie Tiburzi, the first woman hired as a pilot by a major airline; Beverly Bass, the first female pilot to be promoted to captain by a major airline; and Millie Alford, the first director of the American Airlines Stewardess College who received the company's highest honor, the American Airlines Distinguished Service Award.

Movie Saturdays

The museum is also proud to launch Movie Saturdays. On March 6, 13, 20, and 27, women-in-aviation movies will be shown in the museum's main theater. At 11 a.m. learn about the exciting adventures of Amelia Earhart and her mysterious disappearance. Then at 1 p.m., realize women's strong presence in aviation from the beginning of flight. At 3 p.m., discover the critical role women played as Women Airforce Service Pilots in WWII.

The photographic exhibit and presentations shown during Movie Saturdays are included with admission. Museum members and employees of AMR Corporation are admitted to the museum for free. Non-member and non-employee admission fees are $4 for adults and $2 for seniors, students and children. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the museum's Web site at www.crsmithmuseum.org for more information.

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