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Flying High: Betty the Pan Am Stewardess

August 13, 2024 @ 2:30 pm; University Place

Address: University Place Great Room 1700 Lindberg Rd. West Lafayette, IN 47906

Fasten your uniform buttons and get ready to travel back to the Golden Age of Air Travel. In the 1960s, when airliners were new, the stewardess was an all-American fantasy: hostess, nurse, cook, therapist and even sex symbol.

In this historical portrayal, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., takes you on an exciting journey, with this true story about the real-life stewardesses for Pan Am, the most glamorous U.S. airline. Learn about serving the rich and famous, the strict height, weight and age requirements, cooking gourmet meals and enduring some wild rides. Buckle up – this is one flight you won’t forget.

RSVP by August 9 to 765.464.5611 or email

Light refreshments will be served.