August 29, 2012
On the evening of August 10, 2012, The Academy for the Love of Learning held our first annual friends of Seton Legacy reception to honor the Academy’s stewardship of Ernest Thompson Seton’s legacy, and to “toast” what would have been ‘the Chief’s’ 152nd birthday.
This wonderful gathering of Seton enthusiasts, friends of the Academy, donors and family members included eleven descendants from both the Grace Galatin and Julia Moss sides of Ernest Thompson Seton’s family tree. Guests spoke about the personal impact that Seton had on their lives, either when as a child growing up in the castle, as a camper in a summer Woodcraft camp, or through poignant memories passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. It was deeply moving.
At our public event the next day we saw firsthand how touched people were by Seton’s life and these inspirational stories. Clearly Seton has much to bring to current and future generations.
David Witt and all of us here at the Academy join me in sending you our warm wishes and hopes that you’ll be able to join us next August when we will celebrate ETS’ 153rd birthday. In the meantime, I invite you to come visit the Academy in Santa Fe. Join with us by attending an Academy program, visiting the Seton Gallery and Archives, making a donation to our work, and exploring opportunities to contribute to the Seton Gallery and Archives and our living tribute to Seton, our Learning Landscape program, by joining The Friends of the Seton Legacy.
Founder and President
The Academy at dusk with Seton Castle
in the background
David Witt and Blythe Forcey Toussaint (great grand-daughter of Grace & E.T. Seton)
Left to right: Blythe Forcey Toussaint, Julie Seton (grand-daughter of Julia & E.T. Seton), Dieter Rall (former Woodcraft camper), Leila Knox (niece of Julia & E.T. Seton)