September promises so much! You'll learn about the Norton's newest gallery celebrating the art of 19th-century Europe. It's a beauty! Also, you'll stroll through our exhibit of Vietnam War photography, open through October 14. As part of that event, on September 7-9 we're hosting Guests of Honor Weekend, when two-dozen Vietnam veterans from around the country who are portrayed in these photographs or served in these units will be here at the Art Gallery. We hope other veterans and the general public come out on September 8 to greet the men and enjoy a panel discussion, 365 Days and a Wake-Up: A Year in Vietnam. Take a look at the phlox in our botanical garden, and learn about First Saturday Tours for September and October as well as tours each Sunday in our new Norton Research Library.
Find a cool place this month, and settle back with our August newsletter that will take you on journeys around the world. In August begins an exhibit we're mounting of photographs of the Vietnam War, taken by a man from Longview, Texas who participated in our Oral History Project. We'll take a look at our new modernism gallery, learn about colorful plants in our botanical gardens this month, and much more.
Think click when you browse through our newsletter and visit the museum. Were highlighting two photography exhibitions, one that began in June (American Ruins). The other opens in August featuring photographs of the Vietnam War taken by a veteran who participated in our Oral History Project and brought us his archive of 500 photographs. This month in these pages were examining the life of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; taking a tour through our water garden, and, in honor of the Fourth of July, enjoying a recipe for gingerbread from Mary Ball Washington, mother of the father of our country.