Amelia Museum in running for recognition

The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum, at Atchison's Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport, opened Friday, April 14, 2023 with ceremonies and speeches leading to the afternoon ribbon cutting. (Credit: Neil Wieland/MSC News)

(KAIR)--More national recognition for Atchison because of the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum, nominated as a Reader's Choice Top 10 New Museum by USA Today.

According to the publication, nominees are submitted by a panel of experts, with 10Best list editors to narrow the field to select the final set of nominees for the Reader's Choice Awards.
As of Wednesday, the museum was in the fourth place position, with votes able to be cast once per day here.

In it's write-up regarding the Hangar Museum, USA Today says the attraction "offers ample insight into [Amelia Earhart's] early life and famous flights," adding that visitors to the museum "can explore 14 interactive exhibits across the space, with the museum's Lockheed Electra 10-E aircraft serving as a particularly fascinating item on display." Of course, the description also includes the fact that Amelia's "life journey began in Atchison, Kansas."

Voting continues until Christmas Day.

The museum, in the planning stages since 2016, held its grand opening in April.

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