"Portrait of Norman and Molly Rockwell Walking Pitter," Norman Rockwell, 1962. Original drawing for 1962 Rockwell Christmas card. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. All rights reserved.

"Portrait of Norman and Molly Rockwell Walking Pitter," Norman Rockwell, 1962. Original drawing for 1962 Rockwell Christmas card. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. All rights reserved.

Saturday, August 6, 11 to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the “dog days of summer” and the new exhibition It’s a Dog’s Life: Norman Rockwell Paints Man’s Best Friend. Enjoy this pet-friendly program inspired by Rockwell’s many dog illustrations over the years.
Featured guests include: Scooby Doo, Eric Letendre from Bay State Dog Training, who will share tricks of the trade; puppeteer Roy Drew; the United States Post Office; the Good Dog Foundation; and Berkshire Humane Society, with lovable canines in tow.

Schedule of Events

11-1 United States Postal Service Pictorial Cancellation of the new FOREVER stamp of Owny the Postal Dog – lobby
11-3 Meet Scooby Doo, enjoy a snow-cone, water your dog and rest in the shade of the Time Warner tent. –near terrace
12-3 Draw and paint a picture of you favorite dog at our drop-in art table – under the apple trees
12 Join Darlene Arden for a special Dog Gallery Talk – gallery
1 Demonstration: Eric Letendre from Bay State Dog Training – terrace
2 Laugh along with Roy Drew and his puppets –terrace

2:30 Show off your favorite pooch in our Dog Parade led by Roy drew! – meet on terrace and walk the campus
Guest tables on terrace: Good Dog Foundation, Berkshire Humane Society, Darlene Arden, author , State Police Canine Unit, Whole Pet Life …and more
"Juvenile Cowboy" (detail), Norman Rockwell, 1960 Advertisement illustration for The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1960. Pencil on paper. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©NRELC: Niles, IL.

"Juvenile Cowboy" (detail), Norman Rockwell, 1960 Advertisement illustration for The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1960. Pencil on paper. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©NRELC: Niles, IL.

Bring along your own dog, and join us for a costume parade, art activities, or a photo with your pooch! Enjoy a snow cone, pictorial cancellation of the new forever stamp “Owny the Postal Dog,” between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., exhibition tours (humans only please- dogsitters available), and more!
Free with Museum admission. Sponsored in part by Time Warner Cable.
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