Explore the Childhood of Charles Lindbergh During Special Programs in August

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Release dated: 
July 17, 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: $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

Explore the Childhood of Charles Lindbergh During Special Programs in August

Explore the early childhood influences of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh during two special programs in August. On Children's History Day, discover the activities that kept the young Lindbergh engaged and helped shape his views on exploration and the environment. On Living History Day, learn about the boy who would one day become a famed aviator from the people who knew him best.

What: Children's Day
When: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 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.

As a boy Charles Lindbergh played on his family's farm, learning about the natural environment and developing his joy of exploration. He also worked on farm machinery which influenced his interest in airplane engines and design. Lindbergh dreamed of one day flying an airplane and, in 1927, became the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. Visitors of all ages can engage in children’s games and activities from the beginning of the 20th century, and see what influenced Lindbergh’s life and provided a vehicle for his accomplishments.

What: Living History Day
When: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 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 history dayLearn 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 1920s. 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.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

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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.

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