Annual Ernest Thompson Seton Birthday Celebration at Academy for the Love of Learning

Seton Birthday Reception & Gallery Opening
and Lecture with Julie A. Seton, Ph.D.
Huge Persona in a Tiny Package: Julia M. Seton, My Grandmother

Date: Friday, August 14, 2015
Times / Program:
6:00 – 8:30 pm: Opening Reception
7:00 pm: Lecture by Julie A. Seton
Cost: FREE to the public

Julie A. Seton speaks about her Grandmother Julia M. Seton

Please join us for our annual celebration of Ernest Thompson Seton’s birthday with a lecture by Julie A. Seton, the late artist-naturalist’s granddaughter.

The lecture, Huge Persona in a Tiny Package: Julia M. Seton, My Grandmother, offers insight into a different perspective of the Seton legacy, that of E. T. Seton’s second wife. Julie A. Seton says, “I remember my grandmother as the largest personality in the smallest body I’ve ever encountered. I have been extracting her incredible journey as told through her personal diaries and other documents. My mother said, ‘Chief ran her, and she ran the world.’ I invite you to come and listen to her story
of partnership and leadership.”

In August of this year, Julie A. Seton is releasing a new edition of E. T. Seton’s autobiography, Trail of an Artist-Naturalist, 2nd Ed. Julie will also be signing copies, which will be available for purchase at the event at a special discounted price in honor of Seton’s 155th birthday.

The event also marks the continuation of the current exhibition, “Bird Portraits” featuring Seton’s finest avian illustrations. The images come from the Academy’s collection of Seton artwork plus a special loan of selected works from the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library at Philmont Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Update from 2018: Now known as the National Scouting Museum

This year’s annual celebration will honor Seton’s Legacy, his message and artwork, as well as the relationship and history that the land in Seton Village held for Seton and continues to hold for the Academy.

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