In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Plan of the Central Park, New York : Entry No. 4 in the competition
March 20, 1858
Ink and colored washes
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In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) made the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic. He took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island and landed at Bourget Field in Paris. The flight took 33 1/2 hours and was an outstanding feat of courage and skill. Upon return to the U.S., he was dubbed the "Lone Eagle," and was awarded the Medal of Honor, greeted by crowds and celebrated with an enormous New York City ticker-tape parade.
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