June 25, 2012
A late spring event brought flowers and Frederick Law Olmsted to Longyear Museum.
Over the past year, the Museum has hosted community events open to the public, including programs presented by musical artists from the region and a local garden club. These events provide the opportunity to share the Museum and its exhibits with our neighbors. Many of the participants are visiting the Museum for the first time.
The Zone 1 meeting of the Garden Club of America, organized by the Chestnut Hill Garden Club, held the first of their two days of events at Longyear on May 21. This group included representatives from 19 member clubs throughout New England.
The day opened with a Flower Show in the Wingaway Foyer. A group of 25 careful, thoughtful judges awarded ribbons to floral arrangements. After bus tours of local gardens, the group returned to the Museum for a box lunch – a creative set-up on the front porch of the Museum due to the gray skies -- and their business meeting in the Longyear Portrait Gallery. The day ended with a one-man show about Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture.
These relationships with members of our community are rewarding and we look forward to the scheduled events in the coming year.View All News