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90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Flight Celebration

Sunday, May 21, 2017
90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Flight Celebration

Come celebrate the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight AND the Cradle of Aviation Museum's 15th anniversary on Sunday, May 21st!

- BOGO - Buy One, Get One Free admission all day for museum, theater and retro video game exhibit
- 4:00 pm discussion with Reeve Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh’s daughter - free, but reservations required (516-572-4066)
- Following Reeve Lindbergh, special presentation of the documentary “Lindbergh’s Great Race…Are There Any Mechanics Here?”
- 12:00-3:00 pm, children's Spirit of St. Louis craft activity in the Golden Age Gallery - free with museum admission

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will celebrate one of the most significant moments in history on Sunday, May 21st when they commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s flight from Roosevelt Field to Paris.

On a cloudy morning in May of 1927, a crowd of roughly 120 people thought they had witnessed a miracle as a young Charles Lindbergh steered his “Spirit of St. Louis” down the dirt runway of Roosevelt Field. Thirty three and a half hours later, the miracle happened when Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field outside of Paris, becoming the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic. This single event revolutionized aviation and our view of the world.

The celebration coincides with the 15th anniversary of the opening of the Cradle of Aviation Museum. To celebrate, the museum will be offering buy one, get one free admission on Museum, Dome Theater, Planetarium and their new special Retro Video Game Exhibit all day on Sunday, May 21.

Lindbergh’s historic flight is chronicled extensively in the museum’s Golden Age Gallery which features a variety of artifacts as well as the Cradle’s “Spirit of St. Louis” airplane, a sister ship to Lindbergh’s plane that was built to the same specifications and was used in the Hollywood movie “The Spirit of St. Louis” starring Jimmy Stewart. Free children’s activities will be available from 12-3 pm in the Golden Age Gallery.

On Sunday at 4pm, Reeve Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh’s daughter will be part of a special discussion on the impact her father had on aviation. Following the discussion visitors will be able to view a special presentation of a documentary about Charles Lindbergh. Admission to the Reeve Lindbergh event is free but reservations are required. Reserve your seat by calling 516-572-4066.