Restoring America’s Most Significant Gardens: Stratford Hall, Poplar Forest, and the Garden Club of Virginia by Matt Peterschmidt, Eric Proebsting, and Betsy Worthington | Virginia Museum of History & Culture
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Restoring America’s Most Significant Gardens: Stratford Hall, Poplar Forest, and the Garden Club of Virginia by Matt Peterschmidt, Eric Proebsting, and Betsy Worthington

Thursday, May 21, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children (18 & under) free Members Free (Join today) Adults $10 (includes museum admission)
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Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.

The story of the Garden Club of Virginia is colorful, courageous, and impressive. It is not a coincidence that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement, heralding a new age of female participation in American civic life. Concern for the environment and efforts to preserve and restore Virginia’s significant public gardens were founding principles of the female-led organization and are more relevant today than ever before. Join Matt Peterschmidt, Director of Landscapes and Security at Stratford Hall, Dr. Eric Proebsting, Director of Archaeology at Poplar Forest, and Betsy Worthington, member of the Restoration Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia, as they discuss the legacy of the Garden Club of Virginia in the context of two current projects at Stratford Hall and Poplar Forest, and their unexpected connection to each other.

After the presentation, enjoy A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100, an exhibition on display at the VMHC through September 6th.

Banner Lectures are free for VMHC members and $10 for nonmembers. Admission is available at the door, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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