Friday, August 31, 2012

Norman Rockwell Museum Salutes Girl Scouts 100

WAMC Northeast Public Radio reports that in 1977, Norman Rockwell was approached by the Franklin Mint to create a dozen designs for medallions depicting the ideals of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on the occasion of the organization’s 65th anniversary.

On Saturday, September 22, Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts with a special centennial celebration to be held at the Museum.

Guests can discover Rockwell’s ties to the Girl Scouts with gallery tours of a special exhibition of related works. Other activities will include outdoor watercolor painting sessions throughout the day, and a demonstration of basic horse grooming with a live horse on Museum grounds, courtesy of the Berkshire Equestrian Center.

Also, check out WAMC's on-air interview with Dana Carnegie, Communications Manager for Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts; Monica Minor, Vice President of Girl Development for Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York; and Jeremy Clowe, Manager of Media Services at Norman Rockwell Museum.