From January 1 through December 31, 2005, the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer is featuring an exhibit of the contributions women have made to transportation in North Carolina. Included in this exhibit are such women as Harriet Berry and Mary Nicholson. Berry had a crucial role in passage of the state Highway Act of 1921. Nicholson was the first licensed female pilot in North Carolina. She flew with the British Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II and was killed in action in 1943.