Spirit of St. Louis Arrives at USNM

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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.


  • 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


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

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April 30, 1928


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

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