Start Date: 11/3/2011
End Date: 11/3/2011
Event Times: 7 pm
Contact InfoPhone: 715-422-5136
'Vintage Wisconsin Gardens' Author Lee Somerville in Wisconsin Rapids
Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Lee Somerville will speak about her new book, "Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening," in a free public presentation at McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids. She will also be available to sign books.
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
: McMillian Memorial Library
: 490 E Grand Ave
: Wisconsin Rapids
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