Springfield Museums Events April 2014
Museums à la Carte Lecture
April 3rd, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Abigail’s Garden: The History of a New England Garden
Laurie Ellen Pazzano, MA, Landscape Historian
Visitors to the Old House at the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, MA marvel at the color-filled formal garden situated alongside the historic house and library. Few however know its rich presidential history and hidden horticultural secrets. Created by a wealthy sugar planter in the early 1730s, John and Abigail Adams spent hours weeding and planting assorted fruits, flowers and vegetables in this intimate space their son John Quincy turned into a thriving nursery for his trees. Explore the rich and little known history of this great American garden from its creation through four generations of Adams family ownership to its present day appearance.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Sponsored by Big Y
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