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Houghton Hall Tours & Opportunities

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Images: L: A view of the West Steps through the windows of the Picture Gallery at Houghton Hall. Photo: James Merrell. R:  Cabinet at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann

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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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Legion of Honor

High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into San Francisco Bay—stands the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco. Located in Lincoln Park, this unique art museum is one of the great treasures in a city that boasts many riches. The museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.

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The Thinker

August Rodin (French, 1840–1917)
The Thinker, ca. 1880, cast ca. 1904
Bronze. Height: 6ft. 6in.
Signed: A Rodin; stamped: Alexis Rudier / Fondeur. Paris.
Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels
1924.18.1

Rodin's Thinker is perhaps his best known monumental work, first conceived circa 1880–1881 as a depiction of poet Dante. The image evolved until it no longer represented Dante, but all poets or creators.

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