Celebrate Minnesota's Greatest Generation and Watch History Come to Life at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in July

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Release dated: 
June 12, 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 • melissa.peterson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site
Address: 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls MN 56345
Cost: Programs included with admission of $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
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

Celebrate Minnesota's Greatest Generation and Watch History Come to Life at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site in July

Explore the childhood influences of famed aviator Charles A. Lindbergh with special programs offered in July at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site. All programs are free with regular admission of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

What: The WPA and Minnesota's Greatest Generation
When: Saturday, July 6
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; program at 1 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.

During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt’s New Deal included many programs designed to get Americans back to work.

The Works Projects Administration, or WPA, had a large presence in Little Falls, both at the boyhood home of famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and at the Lindbergh State Park. Throughout this special day, visitors will see living history demonstrations of WPA workers and their projects, take a guided walking tour that highlights original WPA buildings and view 1930s New Deal films in the Visitor Center theater.

Paul M. Sailer, World War II historian and author, will give a presentation on WPA projects in Little Falls at 1 p.m.

What: Living History Day
When: Saturday, July 20 (also Aug. 31)
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.

Living HistoryLearn about young Charles Lindbergh from the people who knew him best. Costumed interpreters portray tenants of the Lindbergh family farm from 1901 and into the 1920’s. Learn about Charles as a boy, his family and his life on the farm. Characters include Gustav Gertz who lived in the tenant’s house from 1917-1918, Mary Hannah Stevens who lived on the Lindbergh property from 1906 to 1913 and worked the farm with her husband and young Lindbergh’s mother Evangeline.

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.

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