Travel Back to Christmas 1918 with the Charles A. Lindbergh Family on Nov. 29

For immediate release

Release dated: 
October 15, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Melissa Peterson • Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site • 320-616-5421 • melissa.peterson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Christmas with the Lindberghs
Date: Nov. 29, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., last tour leaves at 3 p.m.
Place: Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, 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 MNHS members.
Phone: 320-616-5421
Email: lindbergh@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/lindbergh

Travel Back to Christmas 1918 with the Charles A. Lindbergh Family on Nov. 29

Christmas with the LindbergsWhen 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.

Visit the Lindbergh home over Thanksgiving Weekend and meet costumed characters portraying family members and hired workers readying the house for Christmas 1918.

Tour the home to:

  • 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 were for the new year of 1919.

"Christmas with the Lindberghs" will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6-17 and free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

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.

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.