Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making in the Children's Activity Center. Burton authored and illustrated some of the most memorable books ever written for children, and won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for The Little House (Sandpiper Books) .
She went on to author many children's books with wonderful illustrations depicting the adventures of her well developed characters, all with happy endings. Later in life Virginia Lee Burton went on to become a recognized artist and founder of the world-reknown Folly Cove Designers. She lived in Folly Cove (part of Lanesville) with her husband and two sons.
Celebration activities include:
- Story Times
- Creating Art
- Hands on play
- 11:30 Choo Choo
- 12:30 Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel
- 1:30 Katy and the Big Snow
Virginia Lee Burton books include:
Author:Publisher: Houghton Mifflin ()Binding: Sheet music, pages
Author: Virginia Lee BurtonPublisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (1978)Binding: Hardcover, 44 pages
Author: Virginia L. BurtonPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (2009)Binding: Paperback, 40 pages
Author: Virginia Lee BurtonPublisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (1988)Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
Author: Hans Christian AndersenPublisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (2004)Binding: Paperback, 48 pages
Please contact Liza Browning using the info below. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.