Vintage Wisconsin Gardens Author Lee Somerville in Sturgeon Bay
Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Lee Somerville will discuss her new book, "Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening," at Crossroads at Big Creek. This event is co-sponsered by this organization and the Friends of Door County Library. The author will also be available to sign copies of her book.
As Wisconsin's population moved from farmsteads into villages, towns and cities in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state saw a growing interest in gardening as a leisure activity and source of civic pride. In Vintage Wisconsin Gardens
, Somerville introduces readers to the region's ornamental gardens of the period, showcasing the "vernacular" gardens created by landscaping enthusiasts for their own use and pleasure.
: Free and open to the public
: Crossroads at Big Creek
: 2041 Michigan St
: Sturgeon Bay
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