Amelia Earhart statue unveiled at US Capitol

Gov. Laura Kelly, Sen. Jerry Moran and other dignitaries attend long-awaited ceremony


State News

July 27, 2022 - 5:46 PM

A statue of Amelia Earhart of Kansas was unveiled in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol on July 27, 2022, commemorating her accomplishments as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and her influential advocacy for women’s equal rights. (Official U.S. Senate photo by David Rogowski)

Amelia Earhart has been grounded in the U.S. Capitol.

She’s locked down with bolts onto a Cottonwood Limestone base quarried in Kansas in a corner of National Statuary Hall next to Thomas Edison and Chief Standing Bear. There is no risk of her taking flight.

“Amelia Earhart has landed in Washington, D.C.,” said U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, D- Kansas, in a ceremony unveiling Earhart’s statue at the Capitol on Wednesday, just three days after Earhart’s 125 birthday.

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