New Family Tour, Extended 'Living History' Program and Dollar Day This Summer at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

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Release dated: 
May 7, 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
Phone: 320-616-5421
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

New Family Tour, Extended 'Living History' Program and Dollar Day This Summer at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site offers a new family tour and expanded living history programming this summer. Plus, Dollar Day will offer residents of the Little Falls area and other visitors a fun, inexpensive way to take in Minnesota history.

Event: Dollar Day
Date: Sunday, June 1
Time: noon to 5 p.m.
Fee: $1; free for children age 5 and under, and MNHS members.

The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site shows its appreciation to the community with $1 admission all afternoon. Tours of Lindbergh's boyhood home will be available every half hour with the last tour leaving at 4 p.m. Learn how Lindbergh developed interests in aviation, technology and the natural environment while touring the historic home and the interactive exhibits in the visitors center, including the popular Spirit of St. Louis flight simulator.

Event: Lindbergh - Extraordinary Boy
Dates: June 5 - Aug. 31, Thursdays through Sundays
Fee: $8 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Charles LindberghGo on a new 45-minute family-friendly guided tour of Lindbergh's boyhood home. Uncover the origins of the curious, imaginative and extraordinary boy who grew up along the Mississippi River, and went on to become an environmental activist, inventor and aviation pioneer. Following the tour, delve deeper into the stories of Lindbergh’s later years through interactive exhibits in the visitor center, including the popular cockpit flight simulator.

Event: Living History: Meet the Lindberghs
Dates: June 7 and 21, July 5 and 19, Aug. 2, 16 and 30, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Last tour leaves at 4 p.m.
Fee: $8 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

Living History players at the Lindbergh Historic SiteLearn what life was like for Charles Lindbergh growing up on a farm during the First World War. Costumed characters portraying Lindbergh family members and neighbors will provide insights into young Charles’ interests in aviation, technology and nature. Hear inside stories about the Lindbergh family and try some of the chores Charles did around the farm.

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.