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Tue, Sep 26



American Garden Storytelling

Public or private, large or small, old or new, every garden has a story! Learn how to tell your garden's story for your family's history, for a local library or historical society collection, or maybe even for the Smithsonian Institution!

American Garden Storytelling
American Garden Storytelling

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

TBD, Egg Harbor, WI 54209

About the Event

Gardens of all types come in many different shapes and sizes, and the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Gardens (AAG) collection in Washington, D.C. has them all.  The collection offers landscape designers, historians, preservationists, and garden enthusiasts access to over 6,500 documented historic and contemporary gardens and landscapes throughout the United States.  Images in the Archives, which date from the 1890s to the present, showcase all manner of garden design styles as well as a considerable range of garden features such as furniture and ornamentation, sculptures, and garden structures. Fresh from a visit to the Smithsonian, Sonja Durkee, the Garden Club of American's Garden History and Design Representative for WI, IL, MN, IA, NE and MO, will talk about the AAG collection and offer tips for documenting your garden with stories, sketches, photos, and words. Every garden has a story.  Is yours waiting to be told? All garden lovers are encouraged to attend.  There is no charge for this event, but sign up here is required as space may be limited.

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