In honor of Women’s History Month, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is offering three, free Tour Guide Talks – “Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air & Space,” “The Real Rosie the Riveters” and “Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut” – that will run every Saturday and Sunday in March, aboard the Intrepid. Visitors should sign up at the Information Desk in advance, as there is limited space available.
“Intrepid Women: Extraordinary Stories of Women in Sea, Air & Space”
This hour long guided tour will recount over 60 years of trailblazing women and their accomplishments in sea, air and space. From “Rosie the Riveter” to the first women in space, this tour will explore the role women have played in the United States Military from the 1940s to the present day and share insight into the female spirit, summed up by the iconic phrase: “WE CAN DO IT!” Tours run every Saturday and Sunday, 3:30pm-4:30pm.
“The Real Rosie the Riveters”
This interactive talk celebrates “Rosie the Riveter,” an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the “We Can Do It” spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of “Rosie” with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day. Tour Guide Talks run every Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2pm.
“Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut”
Dr. Sally Ride broke barriers by becoming America’s first woman to travel into space on the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger in 1983. The interactive talk will celebrate her career with NASA and the legacy she left for young people in the fields of science and technology. Tour Guide Talks run every Saturday and Sunday, at 12pm and 3pm.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue.) For more information, call 212-245-0072 or visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.
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