Friday, August 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
On 1 August 2014, the Norton opens a four-year exhibition, Art of the Great War. Throughout the exhibition you'll see original posters and learn about life in the city of Shreveport and in Caddo and Bossier Parishes during the conflict, including the men from here who gave their lives in the trenches of France.
Saturday, December 05, 2015 - Sunday, January 03, 2016
(This is a library exhibition and our library is only open on the weekends from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.) Christmas is an accumulation of traditions and activities from various nations and even various religious groups over time and it really didn't take off until the 19th century. When Washington Irving popularized the early Dutch colonists version of Santa Claus and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert put up a Christmas tree in Buckingham Palace, the holiday took on the central position in which we know it today.
Join us for Dickens in the Library on Saturday, 12 December. Local actors will share a 30 minute portrayal of Charles Dickens as he puts the final touches on one of his best known stories, his 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. Performance times are 2:00 and 3:00.
On Saturday 19 December, a bit of Broadway comes to the Norton courtesy of performers from the Shreveport Little Theatre who will perform their annual Broadway Christmas. These Broadway songs find their way to Shreveport to extol the joys and lament the blues typical of the holidays. Show times are 2:00 and 4:00.
With an estimated 58% of American's using some form of social media, we decided to have some fun and recreate a few historical figures as if they too enjoyed this technology. Artworks from our own archives comprise this #HashtaggingHistory and will explore such famous hashtags as #outfitoftheday, #selfie, #adventure, and many more. What would you see on Marie Antoinette's Instagram? Can you imagine what tweets our Founding Fathers would have been sharing as they drafted the Declaration of Independence?