Spirit of St. Louis Arrives at USNM

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Summary

Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh pilots the "Spirit of St. Louis" on it last flight from St. Louis to Washington, and turns it over to the Smithsonian. It is placed on public exhibition in the main entrance in Arts and Industries Building of the United States National Museum on May 13, 1928.

Subject

  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1928. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1929, p. 13.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 30, 1928

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Gifts
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History

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