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4, May 2012

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Curator Reflects as She Puts Her "Baby" to Bed

In my 20-plus years of working at the Missouri History Museum I have had the opportunity to work on many exhibits. While I have enjoyed the experiences each one brought, none gave me more pleasure than seeing the Lindbergh exhibit open in 2002. This exhibit celebrated the 75th anniversary of the famous aviator’s transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. I had been working on the exhibit for the better part of two years and felt like it was my baby. It was the first exhibit for which I had done the historical and artifact research, and it was a big step for me as a curator to see it come together. Read more »

5, November 2010

Letter to Charles Lindbergh Makes a Return Flight 83 Years Later

Here is a curatorial feel-good story about one boy’s letter to Charles Lindbergh and how a copy of it made its way back home.

Over nine years ago, I was in the process of selecting artifacts for a 6,000-square-foot exhibit commemorating the New York to Paris flight that Lindbergh made in 1927. The Missouri History Museum has the largest collection of gifts Lindbergh received for his various flights from 1927 onward, as well as a large archival collection including thousands of letters of congratulations from around the world. Read more »