Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm: Greek Art at the Day House
The spring meeting of the Norwood Historical Society will feature a special presentation about the unique decor of the Day House, Athens, London, Norwood: The Days Brings the Grand Tour Home. Society president Bryan Burns will share the story of how Fred Holland Day brought his own version of ancient Greek sculpture to Norwood. Marble sculptures taken from Greek temples to the British Museum in the 19th century were then translated into the miniature version that decorates the Day House library.
This is the most recent of a series of events sharing the history of the Day House and its collections. Whether it's your first visit to the Day House, or you've been countless times, you will have a new appreciation for this frieze that combines graceful Greek figures with frenzied centaurs and heroic amazons.
Meetings of the Board of Governors are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Day House.
Members' meetings are normally held on the fourth Wednesday of April and October, and we host a tour in Norwood, or nearby, every June. Other programs and special events scattered throughout the year.