Monday, August 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The images of America’s most popular illustrator, Norman Rockwell, have been reproduced more than those of any other artist. His perfectly detailed portrayals of Americana illustrated 322 Saturday Evening Post covers, 49 Boy Scout calendars and dozens of other periodicals, children’s books and advertisements. He was the master illustrator of life in America. For the first 25 years of his formidable career, his America was New Rochelle, where he lived and worked.
In an illustrated slideshow, New Rochelle’s City Historian Barbara Davis will discuss the great illustrator’s early years in Mamaroneck, and the two and half decades he spent in New Rochelle.
Barbara Davis has served as New Rochelle’s city historian since 2001, accepting the official title in 2008. In this capacity, she promotes the community’s great history by conducting presentations and tours for schools and organizations and responding to over a thousand formal history inquiries a year. She was the Executive Director of the city’s yearlong Tricentennial celebration in 1988, and served on the 325th Anniversary Committee in 2013. Barbara has held the position of Community Relations Coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library since 2004, and is responsible for implementing and promoting a wide array of library services and programs for all ages of a diverse population.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Harrison Public Library
2 Bruce Avenue
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter: Barbara Davis
Presenter Phone: 9148350324
Presenter Website: www.harrisonpl.org