Day two of our trip we headed to Stockbridge Massachusetts to visit the renowned Norman Rockwell Museum and hometown.
This photo below features Norman Rockwell's' second wife(on the right) holding their first grandchild. The neat thing about it is...she had died two years before this child was born and Rockwell painted them together. He always had meaning in his paintings..mostly it was very subtle. We got to see all of Rockwell's original paintings and all of the 350+ covers of the Saturday Evening Post. This man painted real life.
Our tour guide Mike was so full of information and history of Vermont. We really learned a lot from him. He was funny too, had us laughing all the time. You could tell he lived in Vermont..always running around in shorts, when most of us were in long pants and jackets.
This photo is taken in front of the Red Lion Inn on Main street. Rockwell depicted this street the idea small town, in his painting of Christmas on Main street. It remains the same after all these years. Rockwell lived just around the corner.
We had a delicious lunch in the Red Lion Inn...very nice atmosphere and fine dining. It was a very special treat and enjoyed by everyone.
There were interesting sculptures all along main street by local artists.
I thought this was a quaint setting
Our next stop was Chesterwood.. This was the home of the famous sculptor Daniel Chester French. He was the creator of the Lincoln Memorial that is in Washington D.C. Very interesting facts that we never knew.