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Norman Rockwell’s “New Kids on the Block”

This December, Phyllis Monk from Crete Historical Society dropped by the 1950s Park Forest House Museum with a very special gift.  In November, she had been to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachussettes.  She saw "New Kids on the Block," which had a label telling how it was painted for the Look Magazine article of May 1967 written by Jack Star on integration in Park Forest.  Mrs. Monk was not aware of the history of the painting.  She exclaimed to a museum volunteer that she lived near Park Forest.  She . . .

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