NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – In honor of the city’s 325th anniversary, residents can view history through the work of former New Rochelle resident and famous American Illustrator Norman Rockwell at the New Rochelle Public Library’s new exhibit.
Rockwell’s images on display include 322 Saturday Evening Post covers he illustrated, 49 Boy Scout calendars, children’s books including "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," advertisements and other periodicals.
The magazine covers span 1917 to 1967. Many depict New Rochelle residents who posed for Rockwell.
City Historian Barbara Davis will speak about their stories and Rockwell’s personal accounts during a free public reception and gallery talk at the New Rochelle Public Library from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Rockwell lived and worked in New Rochelle through the first 25 years of his career.
The exhibit is on display until Jan. 30.