Event Title

Boots, Bikes and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood

Location

International Women's Air & Space Museum, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland

Event Website

www.iwasm.org

Start Date

10-11-2012 7:00 PM

End Date

10-11-2012 8:30 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Contact Information (for registration)

heather Alexander 216-623-1111

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Boots, Bikes and Bombers was edited by Karen Brewster and published by the University of Alaska Press in May 2012. It is the collaborative life history of Ginny Hill Wood, co-founder of Camp Denali and a pioneering Alaska conservationist and outdoorswoman. Born in Oregon in 1917, Wood served as a Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in World War II. In 1946 she flew a military surplus airplane to Alaska. Settling in Fairbanks, she went on to start Camp Denali in 1952, Alaska's first wilderness ecotourism lodge. In 1960 she helped start the Alaska Conservation Society, the state's first enviromental organization. She remained an outspoken voice for prreservation of Alaska's wilderness for forty-five years.

Karen Brewster currently is a Research Associate with the Oral History Program at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been doing oral history work in Alaska for over twenty years. Copies of her book on Ginny Hill Wood will be available for sale and signing at this event.

The Interantional Women's Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the gathering and preservation of the history of women in aviation.

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Boots, Bikes and Bombers: Adventures of Alaska Conservationist Ginny Hill Wood

International Women's Air & Space Museum, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland

Boots, Bikes and Bombers was edited by Karen Brewster and published by the University of Alaska Press in May 2012. It is the collaborative life history of Ginny Hill Wood, co-founder of Camp Denali and a pioneering Alaska conservationist and outdoorswoman. Born in Oregon in 1917, Wood served as a Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in World War II. In 1946 she flew a military surplus airplane to Alaska. Settling in Fairbanks, she went on to start Camp Denali in 1952, Alaska's first wilderness ecotourism lodge. In 1960 she helped start the Alaska Conservation Society, the state's first enviromental organization. She remained an outspoken voice for prreservation of Alaska's wilderness for forty-five years.

Karen Brewster currently is a Research Associate with the Oral History Program at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks and has been doing oral history work in Alaska for over twenty years. Copies of her book on Ginny Hill Wood will be available for sale and signing at this event.

The Interantional Women's Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the gathering and preservation of the history of women in aviation.

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