Library Lecture on Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Author, Aviator, Liberated Woman

Anne and Charles Lindbergh photo

On Wednesday, April 3, historian Jim Davidson continues his lecture series about the lives of the Lindbergh family, at 7pm at the Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out programming.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh is well known for having been the wife of pioneering and controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh. She was the mother of their six children, including their young son Charles Jr., who was kidnapped and murdered in 1932. This presentation will cover her privileged New Jersey upbringing, a whirlwind life in the spotlight, troubled marriage, retreat to Europe, and even pre-war Nazi connections.

Often overshadowed by her famous husband, Anne Lindbergh was an accomplished aviator in her own right and was a noted author, having received numerous prestigious honors and awards in recognition of her contributions to both of those fields. Her many written works included poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, culminating with “Gift from the Sea,” which became a mainstay of many American women. She was a woman of her time and is relevant to ours.

Jim Davidson is president of the East Amwell Historical Society (, a member of the township’s Preservation Committee, and a driving force behind the new East Amwell Museum. He also served 15 years on the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Committee. A lifetime Hunterdon County resident, Davidson is a former history teacher and an avid collector of Lindbergh memorabilia.

The Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out series is held on the first Wednesday of each month. These events are free and open to the public – no registration is required. Due to the size limitations of the library building, these talks are usually held at the Hopewell Train Station or the Hopewell Theater. The April 3 talk will be at The Hopewell Theater at 5 S.Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell Borough. Check the HPL website ( for updates and details of all upcoming library events.

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