The folks at TRAHC host a public reception tomorrow, Thursday evening (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.), to say thanks to local Boy Scouts and introduce a new exhibit at the Regional Arts Center, “The Art of Scouting.”
When I was a kid, the museum exhibits that stirred my imagination most were ones that had tangible, physical gadgets, gizmos, and doodads to see, and this new RAC exhibit has a bit of that. (Examples from my past: dinosaurs at the Field Museum and airplanes at the Museum of Science and Industry, two stellar museums in Chicago.) Set up right now on the Regional Arts Center’s first floor are a Boy Scout camp, tent included, as well as old backpacks that recall bygone days of trekking through the wild. There’s also much more helpful, colorful information to give insight into Boy Scout life and lore and celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 100-year anniversary. (The organization was founded in 1910.) Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari paintings are displayed, as are photographs, patches, flags, and an assortment of other memorabilia.
The exhibit will be on three floors of the RAC through the end of the year, and in addition to tomorrow’s reception associated with the exhibit there is an Occasional Thursday, “For God and Country,” planned for Nov. 11; that event will be a tribute to veterans by the Caddo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Tomorrow’s reception is a chance to enjoy refreshments, mingle, and get an intro to the exhibit. Catch it if you can. It’s free.
- Aaron Brand
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