On this day, March 23, 1874, illustrator Joseph Christian Leyendecker was born in Montabaur, Germany. After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris at the Académie Julian, J. C. returned to work in Chicago and then in New York. He quickly became one of the pre-eminent illustrators of the early 20th century. Between 1896 and 1950, J. C. Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers and numerous advertising illustrations.

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Norman Rockwell Museum



Norman Rockwell Museum is Open 7 days a week year-round

May – October and holidays:

open daily: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (July/August 2015)
Rockwell’s Studio open May through October.

November – April: open daily:

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings:

The Museum is Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day





Members: FREE
Adults: $18.00
Seniors (65+): $17.00
College students with ID: $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE

Official Museum Website






Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262

413-298-4100 x 221