The WASP: Untold Story – a Photographic Exhibit

Aug 3 2015 - 12:00am

Sweetwater County-City Library

206 Elm Street
Sweetwater, TX

WASP Museum Launches Exhibit and Speaking Series

Sweetwater, TX:  From August 3rd to September 25th, visitors to the Sweetwater County-City Library will have the opportunity to be among the first to see “The WASP: Untold Story – a Photographic Exhibit.” The exhibit features unfiltered, uncirculated and previously unseen photographs both of and by the young women who were training to become part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II.  Individually and collectively these photos showcase the WASP’s life at Avenger Field, the impact of World War II on daily life, and their experience in West Texas. 

The exhibit’s Opening Reception will be held August 3rd at 10 a.m. Over the course of the exhibit, the library will also host three guest lectures. Michael Ables, Executive Director of the National WASP WWII Museum, will present “Emerging Stories: Developing the Photographic Exhibit” on Friday, August 14th. Dr. Don Abbe, Curator at the Silent Wings Museum, will speak on “Impact WWII had on West Texas” on Friday, August 28th. Lastly, Melonnie Hicks, Executive Director of the Pioneer City-County Museum, will present “Life Experiences during WWII” on Friday, September 11th. All lectures will begin at 10 a.m. and there is no admission fee.

The exhibit can be seen Mondays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional information on the exhibit and the lecture, please contact the Sweetwater County-City Library at (325) 235-4978 or the National WASP WWII Museum at (325) 235-0099 or