New Community Partnership 'History After Hours' Launches April 24 with Program on Lindbergh and Pop Culture

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Release dated: 
March 12, 2014
Media contacts: 

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: 

Event: History After Hours: Pop Culture Lindy
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. social, 6 p.m. program

Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 1620 Lindbergh Dr. S., Little Falls MN 56345
Cost: $20 / $16 MNHS members.
Phone: 320-616-5421
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

New Community Partnership 'History After Hours' Launches April 24 with Program on Lindbergh and Pop Culture

The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site is pleased to launch "History After Hours," a new series designed to spark conversation among residents of Little Falls and surrounding communities. Offered four times a year on Thursday evenings, each program includes wine and beer, and conversation in an intimate setting.

Conceived by the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Minnesota Military Museum, Linden Hill Historical Event Center and the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce, the program themes will change with topics ranging from history to science and technology, and everything in between. Each program runs 30 to 45 minutes and incorporates interaction among guests through discussion, music, tours and more.

We book coverThe first program is "Pop Culture Lindy," April 24, 5:30 p.m. social, 6 p.m. program. Guests will hear from Brian Horrigan, exhibit developer at the Minnesota Historical Society, as he draws connections between Lindbergh's autobiography "We" and American popular culture of the 1920s. Horrigan led the exhibit development at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site visitor center and is author of an upcoming book examining 20th-century American culture through the prism of one of its great celebrities, Charles Lindbergh.

Snacks and two drink tickets are included with the price of admission. Guests can also explore the boyhood home of Charles A. Lindbergh on their own before or after the program. Tickets are $20 or $16 for MNHS members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 320-616-5421 or emailing lindbergh@mnhs.org.

The series continues with:

  • Hands on Military History at the Minnesota Military Museum
    Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Historia on the Hill at the Linden Hill Historical Event Center
    Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
  • Railroad History in Little Falls at the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce
    Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

"History After Hours" is a partnership of the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Minnesota Military Museum, Linden Hill Historical Event Center and the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce. The goal of "History After Hours" is to provide opportunities for adults living in and around Little Falls to socialize, learn new things and build community.

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.

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.