Rockwell Museum Celebrates Boy Scouts
October 23 @ noon to 4 p.m.
Norman Rockwell got his start as an illustrator for the Boy Scouts of America, so it’s only fitting that for their 100-year anniversary Norman Rockwell Museum is honoring the Scouts. The daylong event kicks off with an appearance from James A. “Buddy” Edgerton, a Rockwell neighbor who posed for many of Rockwell’s best-known Boy Scouts images. He will be joined by author Nan O’Brien to discuss their book “The Unknown Rockwell: A Portrait of Two American Families,” with a book signing to follow.
At 2 p.m., meet official Boy Scouts artist Joe Csatari and his son, Jeff, who will present an illustrated talk and discussion about their recent book “Norman Rockwell’s Boy Scouts of America.” Joe Csatari will share his memories of working with Rockwell. Special gallery talks and a discussion of the exhibition “Norman Rockwell and The Boy Scouts of America” will be provided throughout the day.
Scout troops will even have the opportunity to earn their own Rockwell Award Patch through a number of challenging art activities.
Norman Rockwell Museum
Admission $20 per scout troop, free for others with Museum admission
9 Route 183