Springfield Museums Events May 2013
Museums à la Carte Lecture
May 16th, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Coast to Coast in 48 Hours! Lindbergh's Dream
Anne Barrett, A Brief History! Historical lectures
In July of 1929, Charles Lindbergh’s dream of speedy coast-to-coast travel culminated in the Transcontinental Air Transport company’s 48-hour air and rail passenger service. Amid much fanfare, the inaugural excursion left New York with Anne’s Great Aunt Grace as one of a few select passengers, along with celebrities like Amelia Earhart. Learn about this little-known but very important venture as you hear firsthand accounts from Grace’s journal and experience the exciting new era of air travel.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Sponsored by Big Y.
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