The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation exists to promote the legacy of Amelia Earhart in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas and abroad through a variety of means. The Foundation has acquired and is committed to maintain the last remaining 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E aircraft in the world, named Muriel. Muriel is the same model aircraft which Amelia flew on her final, fateful flight around the world. The Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation plans to design, build, and run a brand new Amelia Earhart Museum which would house Muriel, a new Amelia Earhart statue, and many other items collected to tell her story.
The President of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation is Karen L. Seaberg of Atchison, Kansas. She has served the city of Atchison’s philanthropic and community needs through a variety of boards and initiatives. Karen is a current member of the Atchison Chamber of Commerce and the Atchison River Front/Downtown Development. Karen is the current President of the annual Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, and she will spearhead the development of the future Amelia Earhart Museum in town.
The Vice President of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation is Reed Berger. Reed is the COO of Berger Company in Atchison, Kansas. Reed has coordinated the transportation of the historic aircraft, Muriel, from California to Atchison during her travels from August 8th, 2016 until she arrives in Atchison around August 12, 2016.