Author A. Scott Berg will kick off the Morven Museum’s year-long exhibition, “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age,” with a lecture on his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “Lindbergh” at 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at McCarter Theatre.
Berg, a 1971 graduate of Princeton University, is the author of five best-selling books, including “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” “Goldwyn: A Biography,” and “Wilson.”
The exhibit “Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age” opens to the public Nov. 13, 2015 and closes on Oct. 23, 2106. The exhibit looks at the lives of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, focusing on their intertwined lives and their life-long partnership.
The Lindberghs were hounded by the press, first for their accomplishments and then for the headline-capturing kidnapping and death of their toddler son. The crime and subsequent trial kept them in the public eye. And even though they fled to Europe to escape media attention, Charles Lindbergh’s fascination with Hitler’s Germany and his role in the isolationist America First movement before the nation’s entry into World War II ensured their place on the front page.
In 2003, when the world learned that Charles secretly fathered seven children by three German women between 1957 and his death in 1974, the couple’s youngest daughter, Reeve Lindbergh said, “Being in my family is like a melodrama sometimes, with a story line that is simultaneously powerfully compelling and utterly baffling.”
The exhibition will present the story of the Lindberghs using photographs, rarely-seen objects, selected text, audio, video and other interactive components.
Tickets to the A. Scott Berg lecture on “Lindbergh” can be purchased online.