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Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes: Meet Amelia Earhart

March 2, 2024, 2:00 pm -

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

A woman standing in a flight costume.Come and meet aviatrix Amelia Earhart as portrayed by Eleanor Stearns.  The program is presented in person by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes at the Geneva History Museum.

In her presentation, Stearns will describe incidents that led to Earhart’s interest in flying and discuss her flights. Stearns has thoroughly researched Earhart’s life. She visited her birthplace in Atchison, Kansas and was privileged to go through her grandparents’ home where she was born, and to view clothing, letters, and artifacts of Earhart and her family.

Eleanor Stearns is retired from the Geneva City Schools. She is an active member and past president of the Geneva Theatre Guild and has performed in many plays. Among her favorite roles are Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst, Fonsia Dorsey in The Gin Game, and Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman. In 2005, she received an outstanding performance award at the Theatre Association of New York State Festival for her portrayal of Anastasia in the one-act play Foibles. She was honored by Lake to Lake Women, Inc. in March, 2013 for her Women of Vision portrayals.

The program is presented in cooperation with Historic Geneva and is free and open to the public. The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes' meetings are free, but membership is welcome and encouraged at $10 per year. Programs include meetings at the Geneva History Museum, field trips, and social events. See the Club's Facebook page for more news.

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