Free Family Day and Living History Tours at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

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Release dated: 
May 15, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Melissa Peterson • Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site • 320-616-5421 • charles.pautler@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
Address: 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls MN 56345
Phone: 320-616-5421
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

Free Family Day and Living History Tours at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

Visit the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site for free on Family Day and peek into the early childhood of American aviation icon Charles A. Lindbergh by interacting with costumed characters during Living History Day.

What: Free Family Day
When: Sunday, June 2
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Phone: 320-616-5421

VisitorsOn the first Sunday in June each year, the museums and attractions in Little Falls hold an appreciation day for the community and surrounding areas by offering free admission and special programming to visitors.

Guests are invited to enjoy a free day of family-oriented activities at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, including tours of the boyhood home of the famous aviator, inventor, author and conservationist and hands-on exhibits, a new Spirit of St. Louis flight simulator and films about Little Falls' favorite son in the Visitor Center.

What: Living History Day
When: Saturday, June 22
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 320-616-5421

LaundryVisitors are invited to experience history by interacting with it during this event at the Charles A. Lindbergh House.

See how tenants worked the Lindbergh family farm a century ago, from 1901 into the 1920s. A costumed character portraying Gustav Gertz, who lived in the tenant's house in 1917-18, will share tales about the Lindbergh family and what it was like to be a citizen of German descent in Minnesota During World War I.

Mary Hannah Stevens, who lived on the Lindbergh property from 1906 to 1913 and worked the farm with her husband, will share inside stories about life in Little Falls in the early 20th century.

Visitors will meet young Lindbergh's mother Evangeline, who will welcome guests into the house where they can experience everyday Lindbergh family life.

About the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site tells the full scope of Lindbergh’s life, beginning with his boyhood along the Mississippi River in Little Falls. His childhood home and exhibits are part of the site, which is a National Historic Landmark operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is located across from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, two miles south of Little Falls at 1620 Lindbergh Drive. Call 320-616-5421 for more information.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.