- Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1GmdcUp ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will commemorate Jerrie Mock, who flew from Columbus around the world. She returned 29 days and 23,000 miles later.

Mock was born in Newark and died in September at 88. She was dubbed the “Flying Housewife.”

The exhibit is expected to be on the second floor of the museum when it opens in the spring of 2016.

It will include a touch-screen tour of her flight with Mock’s commentary along with a flight simulator and a possible replica of her plane.



Officials hope to raise $100,000 for the exhibit.

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