Charles Lindbergh and American Popular Culture

The King Collection of Lindbergh Artifacts

May 24, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

The massive celebrations that followed Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight of 1927 come to life in an extensive display of "Lucky Lindy" memorabilia at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Composed of more than 400 artifacts, the presentation illustrates the popular culture phenomenon that turned the reserved young pilot from Minnesota into the first media superstar of the 20th century. In honor of the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight, aeronautics curator Jenifer Van Vleck on Facebook Live as she explores this collection of rare and beautiful artifacts.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet at the Lindbergh artifact case at the Udvar-HazyCenter.


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.