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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beatrix Potter, July 28, 1866 - Dec 22, 1943

Beatrix Potter, Watercolor (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

We are celebrating today the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866). Great Britain has celebrated her life this year in many different ways including The Royal Mint Collection  and today, July 28th, the UK post office will be releasing a set of postal stamps honoring her. Victoria and Albert Museum is currently displaying newly identified illustrations made by Potter. 
The National Trust celebrates her life throughout the year at the Lake District. Read mere about this beloved children books illustrator by clicking here.  
On November 2, 6:30 p.m. SBAI has a Cafe Botanique lecture about Beatrix Potter presented by Connie Ryle Neuman, a member of the  Beatrix Potter Society. You can reserve your seat for this lecture by clicking here.
"Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated a total of 28 books, including the 23 Tales, the 'little books' that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over 100 million copies."

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