History Pop-up Museum at Poly

Women aviators from WWII, like Betty

More than 40 displays curated by students from six different history courses at ASU’s Polytechnic campus will be showcased Tuesday, April 11, in the spring 2017 History Pop-up Museum, sponsored by the history faculty in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. in the Student Union, Cooley Ballroom, at ASU’s Polytechnic campus.

The popular History Pop-up Museum this semester will feature student participants who are enrolled in the courses Latin American History, Aviation History, Engineering History, U.S. Survey of History, World Survey of History, and U.S. Foreign Policy.

Valerie Adams, senior lecturer in modern American and diplomatic history, says her students have organized exhibits, for example, on:

  • Salem Witch Trial
  • Drones
  • Women Air Service Pilots of WWII
  • African music
  • Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane
  • The Apollo program and moon landing

This free event is appropriate for all ages. Everyone is welcome.

Photo: Betty “Tack” Blake, 91, holds a model of a P-51 Mustang, her favorite aircraft to fly, in front of her home in Scottsdale, Ariz. Blake joined the first class of WAFs (later named Women Airforce Service Pilots). During World War II, she was assigned as a transport pilot, ferrying 36 different types of aircraft across America. [source; http://airman.dodlive.mil/2016/03/remembering-tack/]

Department: 
Integrative Humanities and Communication, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Contact: 
Valerie Adams
Location: 
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom, ASU Polytechnic campus
Campus: 
Polytechnic campus
Price: 
Free