The press conference will take place Monday, August 14, at 10am, and will be held Rain or Shine in Bridgeport’s West End Park at the intersection of State Street and Fairfield Avenue and diagonally across from the fountain sculpture of Whitehead’s Flyer (intersection of State Street Extension and Fairfield Avenue). Parking will be available on State Street or Fairfield Avenue or inside the park off Mountain Grove Street. Silliman Memorial Baptist Church, 1728 Fairfield Avenue, faces the park.
In addition to First Selectman Tetreau and Mayor Ganim, Sammie Kusterer, Whitehead’s great great granddaughter, and Fairfield resident Andy Kosch, who had successfully built and flown a replica of Whitehead’s plane, “Condor No. 21”, will be on hand. The life size plane replica will be on display for the public from 10-12 pm.
The event illustrates Bridgeport and Fairfield joining together to share their pride for one of its own whose “First in Flight” made Bridgeport and Fairfield the birthplace of powered flight.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer S. Carpenter
First Selectman’s Office/Town of Fairfield
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
or Rowena White
Director of Communications
Office of the Mayor/City of Bridgeport
Margaret E. Morton Government Center
999 Broad Street | Bridgeport, CT 06604