Elizabeth Gillan Muir, author and historian, will be at our Museum for an author talk and book signing Friday, June 10th. You will have an opportunity to meet her from 2:00 – 3:30 in the afternoon, or in the evening from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Muir will be making presentations on two of her recent books about women in aviation – “Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight” (written for teens and adults) and “Air Crazy” (written for kids ages 8 and up). The books tell the stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as pilots and stewardesses, and finally as astronauts.
“Canadian Women in the Sky” contains a photo of the large 1879 poster which hangs in our Museum’s Theatre. In addition, both books include Maryse Carmichael, the first and only woman to head the Snowbirds, a familiar sight in our skies each year.
Muir is originally from the Ottawa Valley, but spent most of her adult life in Montreal and Toronto. However, she calls the Comox Valley ‘God’s country’, and visits her daughter and son-in-law who live here as frequently as possible.
We invite you to come and meet her!