Celebrate the remarkable American life of Arthur Welsh, the first Jewish aviator, who died in a plane crash at College Park airfield 100 years ago. A public reception will feature speakers, an exhibition, and dedication of a commemorative sign honoring his unique place in aviation history.
Free and open to the public. Minimum suggestion donation: $5/person
Location: College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD
Free parking at venue, or 5-minute walk from the College Park/UMD Metro station
Program Co-Sposored by JHSGW and College Park Aviation Museum
Partners:Adas Israel Congregation, Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Foundation for Jewish Studies, and Jews in Aviation
Arthur Welsh Commemorative Medal:
Commemorate Welsh's centennial and legacy by purchasing a special medal commissioned by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and sculpted by former Leningrad Mint Chief Engraver Alex Shagin.
This limited edition, 2 ¼" medal is available in Bronze $50, Silver $75 and Gold $100.
Questions: Call JHSGW 202-789-0900