Newark Museum To Honor Mock With Permanent Exhibit

Apr 23, 2015

Jerrie Mock in the "Spirit of Columbus"
Credit Air Facts Journal

A museum in Newark has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for a planned permanent exhibit honoring Newark native Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world.

Officials at The Works hope to open the exhibit next spring. It will include a touch-screen tour the flight with Mock's commentary, as well as a flight simulator. Mock died last September. She flew a 1953 Cessna called "the Spirit of Columbus" from Port Columbus around the globe in 29 days. A statue of Mock was unveiled last year at Port Columbus.