Every month is festive in some way at the Norton, but December more so than most. We have music from the young voices of South Highlands Choir on 6 December. On 12 December, who should appear but Mr. Charles Dickens to take you on a literary tour of 19th-century London and its Christmas customs. The 19th brings "Broadway Christmas", a performance by actors from Shreveport Little Theatre. Throughout the month the Library displays "A 19th-Century Christmas", while outside, our botanical gardens are beautiful with red, white, and even peppermint blooms of the season.
In this issue, the seasons change. Come see our botanical gardens where
the trees flare in fall color, including Louisiana's own contribution to
autumnal hues--the bald cypress. Want to learn to flirt with a fan? Women
of past centuries just did that, as you'll see in "The Art of Flirting":
Speaking with a Flip of the Wrist and a Fan". It's all about a display in
our "Living in America Gallery". Elsewhere in this issue, we invite you to
a special event, "The Water of Life: The Art of Whiskey", learn about the
early customs of Thanksgiving, and hear the voice of a man who began
service in the Navy in World War II at the young age of 16.
Bulbs, bourbon, and books highlight fall at R. W. Norton Art Gallery. In our 1st Fall Garden Tour in the botanical gardens, our friend, the Shreveport Garden Study Club, offers more than 50 varieties of historic bulbs for sale. Inside the museum, the R. W. Norton Library displays books of the Civil War in its Rare and Antique Collection. Next month, you'll not want to miss The Water of Life: The Art of Whiskey on Friday, 6 November. Ongoing is our special exhibit through November of 2018: Enlist! Art Goes to War, 1914-1918, a rotating display of 100 propaganda posters of World War I.