Saturday Evening Post cover art will be on display at the Service Credit Union (SCU) Corporate Office at 3003 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N.H. beginning Monday, September 25th. This free exhibit will run through Friday, October 13th
Lent by the Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro, NH, the display features covers by Norman Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer, John Falter, Stevan Dohanos and more.
The Saturday Evening Post, with roots tracing back to the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1728, has been one of America’s most recognizable and widely celebrated publications. The Post was one of the most popular ways Americans could keep up with the war efforts but it also offered an occasional distraction in a gloomy time. Despite major national crises like the Great Depression and World War II, the Post endured through the 1960s until television became a more popular avenue for entertainment and advertising. Today, the Post continues to be published bi-monthly.
“Service Credit Union and the Wright Museum make a perfect partnership, both organizations committed to enriching the lives of NH residents. We recognize and acknowledge those Americans, both past and present, who have helped shape our national identity. The Wright Museum is proud to share its Saturday Evening Post cover exhibit with Service Credit Union.” said Michael Culver, Executive Director of the Wright Museum of World War II.
The show was curated by Culver from a selection of Post covers that are part of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and the covers were donated to the Museum by John and Evelyn Frank.
The covers will be on display inside the atrium of SCU from Monday, September 25th until Friday, October 13th with hours as follows: Daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. There is no charge to the public and all are welcome.