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Reeve Lindbergh to Speak at Coolidge Foundation on August 2nd

July 15, 2014

Coolidge and LindberghA large letter dropped from the sky over Plymouth Notch in July of 1927 containing greetings from Charles Lindbergh as he made his celebratory tour over New England.

On August 2nd at 1:30pm, Lindbergh’s daughter, Reeve, will visit the Union Christian Church at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site to speak about Family Meetings and Historical Events. She’ll describe her experiences with her own family and their relationship with the Coolidge family.

Her grandfather, Dwight Morrow, became friends with Calvin Coolidge while they were classmates at Amherst College. Their friendship continued into the time when President Coolidge welcomed her father back to the United States after the famous 1927 New York-to-Paris flight. Reeve will relate other stories in the Lindbergh family history in later years and will take questions.

Reeve 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, where she still lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury with her husband, writer Nat Tripp. Reeve 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 recently edited the final volume of her late mother’s diaries and letters, Against Wind and Tide.

Some of Lindbergh’s books will be for sale and she will be happy to sign books before and after her talk.

Reeve Lindbergh’s talk is sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and is part of a day of special activities associated with Plymouth Old Home Day on August 2.

Diane Kemble is the Education Director at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. She can be reached by clicking HERE.

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