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Holiday Events and History Film Series at Charles A. Lindbergh House in November, December
Visit the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site this November and December for unique programming including the free History Film Series and the popular annual program, Christmas with the Lindberghs.
Event: Holiday Open House
Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 and 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $3 for visitor center exhibits and gift shop.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is participating in the Little Falls Business Association's Holiday Open House. Visitors can explore the extensive visitor center exhibits, including the popular flight simulator, and peruse the gift shop for a reduced admission fee of $3. House tours will also be available on Saturday only through the Little Falls Art Crawl. To register for a tour, visitors can sign up at Great River Arts Association at www.greatart.org.
History Film Series
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site hosts a free monthly film series. Films are shown in the visitor center at 7 p.m. and are free. Upcoming titles include:
Yesterday's Witness: A Tribute to the American Newsreel
Date: Nov. 12, 2013
“Yesterday's Witness” is a lively, provocative and amusing history of the American newsreel featuring footage of some of the most exciting events covered from the silent days to mid-century. Part journalism, part entertainment and very much a part of show business, the newsreels were seen by millions of Americans. A short discussion will follow the screening.
Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Blue Planet reveals the Earth as only three hundred people have ever seen it: from space. Orbiting two hundred miles above Earth's surface, we can see familiar landforms: the majestic Himalayan Range, giant sand dunes in the Namib desert, the jewel-like islands of the Caribbean. From this unique vantage point we see how natural forces - volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes affect our planet and how human beings have begun to alter the Earth. From the rainforests of the Amazon to the grasslands of the Serengeti, Blue Planet inspires a renewed appreciation of life on Earth.
Christmas with the Lindberghs: 1918
Dates: Nov. 30, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 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.
When C.A. Lindbergh did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1917, he, his wife Evangeline and teenage son Charles spent the winter in their Little Falls home for the first time. Step back in time and visit the Lindbergh home as costumed characters portray family members and hired workers readying the house for Christmas 1918. Tour the home and hear why C.A. didn’t seek re-election, then lost his bid for the U.S. Senate, see “improvements” made to the house at the time, learn about the recent end of World War I in Europe, and find out what everyone’s hopes are for the new year of 1919. The gallery exhibits in the Visitor Center will be open and visitors also can shop for holiday items at a special sale in the gift shop and receive a 10-percent discount on all merchandise.
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.