On this day, May 3, 1935, Jessie Willcox Smith died in Philadelphia, PA. Although Smith began her working life as a kindergarden teacher, while teaching she began studying art with a family member. While studying art she had her first illustration published at the age of 25 in St. Nicholas magazine. Jessie Willcox Smith’s memorable illustrations primarily of children and mothers graced more than forty books; advertisements for such products as Ivory soap and Kodak cameras; hundreds of magazine articles and magazine covers, including every cover of Good Housekeeping between 1918 and 1932.

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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