July 10, 2003 - The Missouri Historical Society's celebrated Charles Lindbergh exhibit began its three-month run at EAA AirVenture Museum on Saturday, July 12. Museum visitors, and, in two weeks, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh visitors, are in for a real treat. Honoring EAA AirVenture Museum's 20th anniversary, the Lindbergh exhibit is the most ambitious and most comprehensive effort ever created to honor the first person to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. The EAA museum staff has really worked overtime to put it all together.
"This exhibit is the largest temporary exhibit we ever brought to Oshkosh in the museum's 20-year history," said EAA AirVenture Museum Director Adam Smith. "It draws upon Charles Lindbergh's personal collection, as well as historical artifacts. During EAA AirVenture, the thousands of aviation enthusiasts who come to Oshkosh will be fascinated by this look at the man and his flight that changed his life and ours. It is a wonderful addition to EAA's celebration of 100 years of powered flight."
Among the exhibit items are Lindbergh's flight suit and other items from the 1927 trans-Atlantic trip, other personal artifacts and those from his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and his family. The exhibit, part of a national tour, will be on display throughout EAA AirVenture July 29-August 4. Museum admission is included with all AirVenture passes.
"Having this collection here is like having the treasures of King Tut's tomb here in Oshkosh," Smith added.
Overview of the Lindbergh exhibit.
Vern Jobst (l) and Paul Poberezny cut the ribbon
to officially open the Lindbergh exhibit.
Guest view the interior of the Lindbergh exhibit.
Artifacts from the Lindbergh exhibit.