Childhood of Lindbergh explored during special programs in August

Visitors are invited to explore the early childhood influences of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh during two special programs in August.

On Children’s History Day, Saturday, Aug. 3, visitors can discover the activities that kept the young Lindbergh engaged and helped shape his views on exploration and the environment and about the boy who would one day become a famed aviator from the people who knew him best. Children’s Day runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, visitors of all ages can engage in children’s games and activities from the beginning of the 20th century to see what influenced Lindbergh’s life and provided a vehicle for his accomplishments. As a boy Charles Lindbergh played on his family’s farm, learning about the natural environment and developing his joy of exploration. He also worked on farm machinery which influenced his interest in airplane engines and design. Lindbergh dreamed of one day flying an airplane and, in 1927, became the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

There is a fee to gain entrance to both events for those who are not Minnesota Historical Society members.

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.