Twice Around the World: Oklahoma’s Wiley Post

This exhibit shares holdings from the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Archives, including a new First Day Cover collection from Martin L. Severe, featuring Oklahoma’s favorite pilot, Wiley Post.

Open date

July 14, 2020

Close date

January 30, 2021

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Raised in Maysville, Oklahoma, world-class aviator and inventor Wiley Post is perhaps most remembered today for being the first person to fly solo around the world in 1933. Posthumously inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2004, Post's career and innovations changed not only Oklahoma but the entire world.

Wiley Post's world flights garnered fame not only for himself, but for Oklahoma as well. Throughout the world, people learned about Post's home state! Post's endeavors helped make Oklahoma a key location for future aviation development. Many Oklahomans, both then and today, remember him as the pioneer of Oklahoma flight.

Post flew around the world twice and pioneered a number of innovations and methods which impacted the field of aviation and space flight! To this end, Twice Around the World: Oklahoma's Wiley Post is a celebration of Post's influence and the anniversary of his solo world flight, which ended on July 22, 1933.

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