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Author David Hanna discusses aviation's golden age and his book Broken Icarus, in a presentation featuring the Piccard Gondola.

Discover the golden age of aviation with author David Hanna as highlighted in his upcoming book Broken Icarus, an account of the rise of aviation innovation during the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

Following the presentation and Q&A, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Broken Icarus to be signed by Hanna. This event will also feature an appearance by Mary-Louise Piccard, granddaughter to the Piccard Gondola’s original pilots.

Finally, we'll head to the Transportation Gallery for remarks below the gondola itself, surrounded by other Museum artifacts relating to aviation and discovery.

Tickets - Add to your Museum Entry order

This event is free with Museum Entry on June 25 but must be added to your ticket order. (The book signing is included, but copies of the book require a separate purchase at the event.)

  • Select a June 25 Museum Entry time earlier than 1 p.m.
  • Choose your number of guests and proceed.
  • Under Broken Icarus, choose "Select" and add the tickets to your visit. Be sure they are in your cart at checkout.

Tickets: June 25