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Bar Harbor Garden Club Lecture
September 12 @ 1:00 pm
Landscape historian and museum educator Valencia Libby will speak on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at Garland Farm, 475 Bayview Drive in Bar Harbor. The title of Libby’s lecture, which is being presented by the Bar Harbor Garden Club, is “From Blooms to Bloomers: Schools for Lady Gardeners.”
A small but significant number of schools during the Progressive Era sought to educate women to earn a livelihood in horticulture. They were international in context, often privately funded and typically established by women in leadership positions. Although there were many such institutions throughout Europe, most closed before or after World War II. However, one school, the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, founded by Jane Bowne Haines in 1910 was an astounding success.
The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Garland Farm gardens. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
This meeting is open to the public, but nonmembers are asked to reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 244-1116.