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Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

A Traditional Christmas Museum Collection

Make your holidays a little more magical this season by visiting The Wagnalls Memorial during the months of November, December, and January when we host a traveling museum exhibition titled, “Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays.”

The festive gallery display will feature several original paintings and drawings created by Norman Rockwell, many of which were inspired by the work of Charles Dickens. In addition to Christmas covers for The Saturday Evening Postand other periodicals, family gatherings were a favorite topic in the artist’s many advertisements and Hallmark greeting cards. This traditional holiday collection of Rockwell’s work will inspire feelings of warmth and good cheer while letting you experience the nostalgia of yesteryear.

Exhibition brought to you by the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.


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Main Gallery – Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Painings and Illustrations

November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

The temporary art exhibition will be on loan from The Norman Rockwell Museum. The accredited Museum located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is home to the world’s most significant collection of Rockwell’s work.

Admission: Free and open to the public during regular Memorial hours

Dates: November 2021 through January 2022 (Exact dates to be announced)

Location: The Wagnalls Memorial

Related Activities

Winterfest: A 1920s Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season at Winterfest held Saturday, November 27, 2021 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 at The Wagnalls Memorial. We’ll have themed Christmas trees for sale, live singers, bakery, Santa, and more!

Norman Rockwell Prints and Merchandise Sales

Norman Rockwell prints and various merchandise will be available for sale during the exhibit, with proceeds benefiting The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation.

This museum exhibit was made possible through the generous grant funding support of the Linear Creative, Browne Group and Countrytyme. We sincerely thank them for supporting Wagnalls’ art, cultural, educational, and civic initiatives that help enrich people’s lives in our communities.

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