Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site Opens for the Season with Film Screenings and Guided Tours

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Release dated: 
April 2, 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: 

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

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site Opens for the Season with Film Screenings and Guided Tours

Charles LindberghThe Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site opens for the season in May with film screenings and guided tours.

May hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the site will be open Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Visitors can explore Lindbergh's boyhood home on a guided tour; spend time in the visitor center which has two levels of interactive exhibits including a "Spirit of St. Louis" flight simulator, films, photographs and artifacts; and walk the surrounding park and community of Little Falls on self-guided tours.

Special programs in May include:

Yom HaShoah: Day of Remembrance Film Screening
Date: Thursday, May 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE

View "The Typist," a new documentary that follows the life and work of Larry Tillemans, believed to be the last living clerk typist from the Nuremberg Trials. This film is being offered in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, the official Jewish Day of remembrance of the Holocaust.

As a sergeant in the U.S. Army it was Larry's duty was to document the testimony of victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust – information that deeply affected the young Minnesotan. After years of carrying this emotional burden, Larry decided to share his experiences with as many people as possible, a tireless effort that brought one man's voice to a world that sometimes struggles to remember the lessons of the past. An introduction to the film will be provided by the film's producer with a discussion to follow.

"The Typist" was produced by KSMQ Television, Austin, Minn., and made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

History Film Series: Birth of Flight: Early Commercial Aviation
Date: Tuesday, May 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost:FREE

The History Film Series continues in May with "The Birth of Flight" documentary. In this episode, called "Early Commercial Aviation," learn about the years following World War I when flying took off as a business. In the decades following the war, air travel became more widely available, rather than a novel "adventure" for celebrities and wealthy people.

The film starts at 7 p.m. The museum and gift shop will be open for a short time before and after the film screening.

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.