I got back from Florida late last night, about seven hours overdue. All told, I was one of the lucky ones. Yesterday I dealt with the avalanche of snow; today I am dealing with the avalanche of emails found in my in-box. One thing that caught my eye was this piece from the Washington Post about the new Senior Historian at the National Portrait Gallery, David Ward. The NPG is one our country’s great treasures. I love the part at the beginning where he talks about Theodore Roosevelt and the 1913 Armory Show. Roosevelt the Connoisseur is something I wrote about in late November. It is a prominent theme in my Interp at the Birthplace. When I am in Washington later this month I am going to see if they indeed changed the signage next to the sketch of the Colonel.
I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.
(image by Charles Dana Gibson/NPG)