Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary Presents Spirit of St. Louis

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Writer Reeve Lind­bergh will share the fam­ily story sur­round­ing her fa­ther’s fa­mous plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, in a talk at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary in New­port on Oc­to­ber 5 at 7:00 pm. Her talk,

“Lind­bergh and the Spirit of St. Louis,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and is free and open to the pub­lic.

Lind­bergh will tell how the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which 25-year-old Charles Lind­bergh made his non-stop New York-to-Paris flight, was also the ve­hi­cle that brought to­gether her fa­ther and mother, and es­tab­lished a fam­ily.

Lind­bergh, a daugh­ter of avi­a­tor-au­thors Charles A. and Anne Mor­row Lind­bergh, was born in 1945 and grew up in Con­necti­cut. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Rad­cliffe Col­lege in 1968 she moved to Ver­mont. She is the au­thor of more than two dozen books for chil­dren and adults, in­clud­ing Un­der a Wing, a mem­oir about grow­ing up in the Lind­bergh fam­ily; For­ward From Here, Leav­ing Mid­dle Age and other Un­ex­pected Ad­ven­tures; and Homer, The Li­brary Cat. With other fam­ily mem­bers, she also edited her late mother’s di­aries and letters, Against Wind and Tide. About First Wed­nes­days

The Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days se­ries is held on the first Wed­nes­day of every month from Oc­to­ber through May in nine com­mu­ni­ties statewide, fea­tur­ing speak­ers of na­tional and re­gional renown. Talks in New­port are held at Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary. All First Wed­nes­days talks are free and open to the pub­lic. See the full sched­ule of New­port First Wed­nes­days talks.

The Na­tional Life Group Foun­da­tion and the Ver­mont Depart­ment of Li­braries are the statewide un­der­writ­ers of First Wed­nes­days.

“Lind­bergh and the Spirit of St. Louis” is un­der­writ­ten by Pas­sump­sic Sav­ings Bank. The talk is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Cen­ten­nial Camp­fires Ini­tia­tive, a joint ven­ture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Fed­er­a­tion of State Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cils in cel­e­bra­tion of the 2016 cen­ten­nial of the Prizes.

Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary is un­der­writ­ten by Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary at 802.334.7902, or con­tact the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil at 802.262.2626 or info@ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org, or visit www.ver­mon­thu­man­i­ties.org

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Writer Reeve Lind­bergh Shares Story of Spirit of St. Louis at the Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary, Oc­to­ber 5.

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