Labeling Legacies - Applying Today's Language & Identities to Historical Figures


Shae Skager, Administrative Coordinator, Education, The Museum of Flight
Sean Mobley, Social Media and Content Marketing Specialist, The Museum of Flight


  • Community Engagement

How do museums and historians shape a person’s legacy, for better or for worse? Join us for small group conversations as we investigate the stories of aviation pioneers Pancho Barnes and Amelia Earhart through an LBGTQ+ perspective. We’ll consider the wider challenges of representing the diverse ethnicities or sexual/gender identities of historical individuals with today’s language, and examine how what museums say (and don’t say) about a person’s life has a profound impact on visitors