Great Girls in Michigan’s History

Jane Politi, 12, and her father Roman, of Marquette, talk with pilot Mary Bentlage about what it takes to be a pilot. Bentlage says that kids always ask her if flying is scary, and she says of course it is, but being scared is important to make sure she does everything correctly. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

Nine girls of different eras in Michigan’s history are highlighted in the traveling exhibit “Great Girls in Michigan’s History,” at the Marquette Regional History Center. During the opening, modern women leaders were present to discuss their careers. The exhibit will run through Oct. 18. Above, Jane Politi, 12, and her father Roman, of Marquette, talk with pilot Mary Bentlage about what it takes to be a pilot. Bentlage says kids always ask her if flying is scary, and she says of course it is, but being scared is important to make sure she does everything correctly. Right, items from the Marquette Regional History Center’s permanent collection were set up to prompt the question “How could these items inspire greatness?” (Journal photos by Rachel Oakley)