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Tue, Oct 24


Egg Harbor

'Orchid Muse' author Erica Hannickel Orchid Event and Lunch

Erica Hannickel, whose book 'Orchid Muse' is a top 5 contender for the WI Library Assn. 2023 Nonfiction Award, will entertain with her "Of Empresses and Orchids' program about powerful women and previously unknown moments in orchid history!

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'Orchid Muse' author Erica Hannickel Orchid Event and Lunch
'Orchid Muse' author Erica Hannickel Orchid Event and Lunch

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Oct 24, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Egg Harbor, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor, WI


Erica Hannickel, PhD, author, self-described orchiholic, environmental history professor at Northland College in Ashland, and Master Gardener will delight with a presentation, “Of Empresses and Orchids”, about two 19th century empresses who loved orchids!  She'll tell the story of how several genera of orchids assisted Empress Cixi of China and Empress Eugenie of France in their rise to power in their respective countries, and how this led to the forcible “opening” of trade with China in 1860. Ericka will autograph her newly released book, Orchid Muse, and evaluate individuals' ailing orchid plants.  There will be an informal luncheon, a brief Door Garden Club meeting, and a Little Fall Flower Show.  Find the flower show details (bring a Fall centerpiece) on the top 'Interests' tab dropdown menu here on the DGC website.  Read more about Erica Hannickle HERE!  Everyone is welcome!  

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