Living History Series

Air Force Museum Foundation presents

One-Woman Show on Aviation Pioneer Bessie Coleman

March 14, 2019

The Air Force Museum Foundation Living History Series is presenting Gigi Coleman-Brooms in a one-woman show where she portrays her great aunt, Bessie Coleman, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on March 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Through her performance, Ms. Coleman-Brooms tells the story of her great aunt’s persistence and heroism that helped her earn a spot in aviation history as the first female of African and Native-American descent to hold a pilot’s license. Ms. Coleman-Brooms’ performance will leave you inspired and proud of aviation history and the heroes and heroines who made it possible.

Tickets are only $10 each, $8 for Air Force Museum Foundation members. Tickets are available at or by calling 937.656.9631.

The goal of the Living History Series is to “Educate, honor and inspire.” The 2019 Living History Series is supported by Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn and the law firm Taft.

About the Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Store is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit The Air Force Museum Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact the Air Force Museum Theatre at 937-253-4629 or visit or email

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