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Augustus Herring: Michigan's Pioneer Aviator

Tuesday, January 3, 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

with Robert Myers, Historical Society of Michigan

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Event Details

Date: January 3, 2023

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for members, $7 for non-members


Was he the “first to fly?” In 1898, five years before the Wright Brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Augustus Herring flew a powered aircraft on Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan. Could he claim to be the first airplane pilot? Join us to learn about this pioneering, controversial aviator and his flight along the Lake Michigan shore.