The Christmas season fills the galleries of the Norton in exhibit, music, and written word, as you'll see in our newsletter. Begin the season of celebration on 6 December for our First Saturday Tour, "A Christmas Celebration of the Power of the Word: Scripture in Art and Literature." You'll also learn of a cabaret of Broadway songs Shreveport Little Theater Singers will present, as well as a second show, "A Broadway Christmas." See a new Christmas poster from World War I; learn about scripture in art and literature in the library, and see a 15th century Leaf from the Gospel of St. John, written on vellum. December blends old and new, song and scripture. Truly it's a special month at the Norton.
November is upon us, and the museum, inside and out, never looked better. Here you can read about our fall color in our botanical gardens and exhibits and events inside. Come for our First Saturday Tour on 1 November, "Celebrating the Natural World". You'll want to be here on 14 November, 5:30 to 8 p.m. for our first "Norton At Night". The theme is "The Art of Beer", with beverages from Shreveport's Great Raft Brewing and Rhino Coffee, with tours and tastings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Any day you may stroll through our World War I posters exhibit, "Enlist! Art Goes to War, 1914-1918,". Another on-going exhibit, "Eyewitness to History: First-Hand Accounts of the American Revolution" highlights our library 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Much more is coming in December! Read on!
Step into our botanical gardens and you'll feel why we call this month "Aaachtober". Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Norton, both outside and inside our galleries. Peruse our newsletter and you'll find ghost stories of famous American soldiers and statesmen whose portraits and sculptures hang in the museum. Learn about the Norton's 2nd Annual Halloween Trick or Treat. And in the library, view original documents of first-hand accounts of the American Revolution. In the South Wing, visitors continue to wend their way through original WWI posters that steeled the will of the American people in Enlist! Art Goes to War, 1914-1918. There's so much more this month and through the coming year at the Norton. Read, enjoy, and come for a visit.