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Daring and Intrepid Airwomen: Long Island’s Pioneer Women Aviators – Natalie Naylor

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The first woman aviator flew on Long Island in 1910. Within months, other women were taking flying lessons on the Hempstead Plains and became among the first women licensed aviators. In the late 1920s, a 17-year-old woman from Freeport flew under all four East River bridges! And in 1928, another Long Island woman was responsible for propelling Amelia Earhart to fame. Learn about these and other Long Island’s pioneer women pilots. A Power Point talk.

Natalie Naylor taught Long Island history and other courses in American social history at Hofstra where she was also Director of Hofstra’s Long Island Studies Institute from its founding in 1985 until she retired in 2000. She edited several of the Institute books. Dr. Naylor was president of the Nassau County Historical Society for 12 years, the author of Women in Long Island’s Past (2012), has written many articles on local history, and speaks frequently on Long Island history at libraries and historical societies.


April 28
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Village of Babylon Historical & Preservation Society
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Babylon Village Museum
117 W. Main Street
Babylon, NY 11702
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