90th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Transatlantic Flight Celebration – April 9-18, Activity 12-4 pm, Atrium
Charles Lindbergh made history right here on Long Island when he was the first person to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Taking off from Roosevelt Field, fighting fog, icing, and sleep deprivation, Lindbergh landed safely at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 10:22pm on May 20, 1927. A new aviation hero was born, and the “Spirit of St. Louis” that carried him over 3,600 miles in 33.5 hours, attained legendary status. Come and explore our Golden Age gallery, where you can see an original sister ship of The Spirit of Saint Louis and learn all about the pilot and his monumental journey!
Activity: Make a Lindbergh Periscope – Because the fuel tanks were located ahead of the cockpit for safety in case of an accident, Lindbergh could not see directly ahead, except by using a periscope! Join us at our craft table from 12-4 pm and make your own periscope to take home.
Charles LIndbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530