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Houghton Hall Reading List

Robert Walpole’s library at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann

Dive deeper into English country life with a specially designed reading list for visitors of all ages, provided by the San Francisco Public Library.

For kids (ages 8-12) who want to read stories about life in an English country house:

• Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
• The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
• The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

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Members-Only 20%-Off Sale

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November 7, 2014 - 9:30amNovember 9, 2014 - 5:15pm

Friday, November 7, through Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three days only! Double your member discount on all regularly priced merchandise at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores and online at shop.famsf.org.

In-stock items only. Current membership required.

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Guest Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Christine Gervais

Exterior view of Houghton Hall
October 18, 2014 - 3:00pm

Houghton Hall was built in the Palladian style by England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, in the early 1700s and is the family estate of the marquesses of Cholmondeley. Walpole’s collection of Old Master paintings was famously sold by his grandson to Catherine the Great in 1779, but the house and all of its furnishings remained almost wholly intact, and Walpole’s descendants have added considerably to the collection.

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Tango de la Turca

La Milonga de Paris
October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm5:00pm

Come to La Milonga de La Turca, celebrating Parmigianino's illustrious portrait Schiava turca. Sensuous Argentine tango music will fill the courtyard leading into the museum to the delight of tango dancers and museum visitors. 

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Docent Tour: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House"

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
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The tour of Houghton Hall starts at the location indicated by a sign in front of the Florence Gould Theater, on the lower level of the museum.

November 28, 2014 - 1:30pm

Docent Tour: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House"

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England.  Photo: Nick McCann
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The tour of Houghton Hall starts at the location indicated by a sign in front of the Florence Gould Theater, on the lower level of the museum.

November 26, 2014 - 11:30am

Docent Lecture: "Elegant Excess: A Diary of 18th-Century Paris", by Marsha Holm

Salon Doré from the Hôtel de la Trémoille, Paris, ca. 1781
November 22, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From the salon to the shops, the couturier's to the courtiers, 18th-century Paris was all about high fashion and high living. Using paintings, furniture, porcelain, and silver from the collection of the Legion of Honor, this lecture will examine the food, fashion, and frivolities that made life in Paris so remarkable.

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