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Theseus and the Centaur

Romantic Bronzes from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has arrived at NSLM. The cases of bronze sculptures stand out against the bold red walls creating an exciting tone the moment a visitor walks through the door. Carol Buswell wrote about the Romantic movement a few weeks ago. For a brief refresher, the name can […]

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Author & Illustrator Chums

By Dr. Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections If asked to give a list of memorable author and illustrator duos, who comes to mind? The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) recently acquired a book by a phenomenal duo. It is a first American edition of Salar the Salmon (published 1936), […]

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George Washington, Sportsman: From His Own Journals

By Dr. Colleen Yarger – George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections Did you know that many of our nation’s Presidents enthusiastically participated in sporting pastimes covered under the National Sporting Library & Museum’s (NSLM) mission? As our institution is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and sharing the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, […]

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Who was Thomas J. Scott?

The first selection for this year’s Sporting Bibliophile’s Book Club is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. I can’t tell you how many times each of us on staff heard, “Have you read Horse?!” Therefore, it was a no-brainer for the 2023 line-up. At the heart of the book is the fictionalized account of Lexington, that, for […]

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Fingerprints

By Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections Do you see it and recognize it for what it’s worth? Because I didn’t the first time I saw it… Beginning July 2022, with my tenure at National Sporting Library & Museum (hereafter NSLM), I have been researching and working towards a Forrest E. […]

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“Zillah” in the Western World

You can you usually tell which artwork is among my favorites based on what greets visitors when they enter an exhibition at the National Sporting Library & Museum. Zillah by Charles Hamilton is currently on view at the entrance of Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar, flanked by two pierce-work brass dog collars. […]

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An Annotated Bird Dog Bibliography

By Colleen Yarger, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Library Collections and Emily Reeb, Clarice & Robert H. Smith Education Coordinator As many of you may know, on Thursday, December 15, 2022, the NSLM will be hosting a round table discussion on bird dogs (also known as gun dogs). With a wonderful group of panelists […]

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