Abington and Amelia Earhart: What's the connection?

Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz School for Young Ladies, was home to world famous aviator Amelia Earhart during the 1916/1917 school year. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, in room 112 of the Woodland Building on the Abington campus, Moylan Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, and Lillian Hansberry, library staff assistant, will enlighten the audience with the ties that bind Abington to Earhart and her worldwide fame. Learn about Earhart's school years in Abington, her first flight across the Atlantic in1928, her amazing aviation career, her adventuresome and inspiring spirit, and her mysterious death in 1937. Discuss the newly released feature film, "Amelia," starring Hilary Swank, and its portrayal of the real Amelia.

Admission is free and parking is available. Light refreshments will be served. For information and a complete listing of events for the Abington Cultural Arts Series, call 215-881-7634 or go to http://www.abington.psu.edu/cultural-arts online.

For more about Earhart's connection to Penn State Abington, see recently published Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Earhart was spreading her wings at a local school," by staff writer Dianna Marder, at http://www.philly.com/philly/phillywomen/67135752.html online.