Sunday Discovery Series
All programs are free, and begin at 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Civil Rights for People with Disabilities
February 9, 2020
Miranda Grunwell from Disability Network Southwest Michigan will provide an insightful look at the history of activism by people with disabilities and allies to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans. While at the Museum, visit the special traveling exhibit Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights, which brings to light the stories behind an overlooked moment in US history and the fight for Disability Rights.
The Right Stuff at the Wrong Time: First Lady Astronaut Trainees
March 8, 2020
At the start of the Space Age, thirteen female pilots were tested by NASA doctor William Lovelace to see if they had the "right stuff" for space travel. Dr. Nicolle Zellner shares the story of these women, including two from Michigan, who passed - or excelled in - the same tests undertaken by the famous "Mercury 7" astronauts, but were denied the opportunity to fly in space.