Florence Sloane rooted for ODU football before you did

 

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It appears the woman who was so active in the Arts community in Norfolk was also an adamant supporter of recreational facilities. Our fine Mrs. Sloane sat on the committee that supported the, “capacious concrete stadium and playground,” known as Foreman Field.  Of course at the time ODU wasn’t ODU, but rather William and Mary … I think we can look past that though.

The point of all of this being that Florence had Monarch pride before you did. Her love of ODU was so great that she called it the College of William and Mary and because of that she remains better than most of us. 

So the next time you are cooking sausages, shotgunning cheap booze and cheering on the local football team remember that one classy lady assisted bringing you that brick oyster of happiness. 

Hermitage Auxiliary Lecture Schedule

The Hermitage Auxiliary will be starting up their lecture series next month and I have the schedule. Please note that I am speaking on March 17 (St, Patricks Day) so I will be drinking a Guinness while I give my lecture. Cheers!!

The Hermitage Foundation Auxiliary Lectures for 2013-2014
at First Presbyterian Church
820 Colonial Avenue • Norfolk, Virginia

You are invited to join the Hermitage Foundation Auxiliary.
Yearly membership fee of $50.00 entitles you to:
— Admission to the Hermitage Museum exhibits and gardens
— Admission to all Auxiliary Lectures and the preceding coffees

Coffees at 10:00 am and Lectures at 10:45 am
2013

October 7 THE MACLEAN COLLECTION:
ASIAN ART MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Richard Pegg, Ph.D.
Director and Curator of Asian Art,
MacLean Collection

October 21 INVENTING THE NEW CHRYSLER
Jeff Harrison, Ph.D.
Senior Curator
Chrysler Museum of Art

November 4 BECOMING NORMAN ROCKWELL
Jennifer Greenhill, Ph.D.
Professor of American Art
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

December 9 THE GENIUS OF MICHELANGELO:
THE SISTINE CHAPEL
William Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History
Washington University in St. Louis
2014

January 6 A SPARKLING ARRAY: SELECTING SILVER
IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
John Ward
Silver Specialist, Sotheby’s Galleries

February 3 THE COLLECTION OF THE CONE SISTERS
OF BALTIMORE:
MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS
Sarah Schroth, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Curator
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

March 3 OLD FRIENDS NEW DIRECTIONS—
NEW EUROPEAN GALLERIES AT THE
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON
Thomas Michie
Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts,
Boston Museum of Fine Arts

March 17 FLORENCE K. SLOANE MEMORIAL
LECTURE: THE HERMITAGE COLLECTION
Colin Brady, Curator
Hermitage Museum and Gardens

*I get to follow 7 brilliant minds, so lets see how much I can ham this up. I am guessing it might be like the last batch of fireworks that failed to go off. Worse case scenario is we all end up at the bar for a round of pints and forget I even spoke!*

For further information, call Jan Meredith – 483-1396