LECTURE The Colonial Revival and Women's Gardens

Our guest speaker is Erin Leary, Historian and Author and PhD candidate studying Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester.

Erin Leary, Historian and Author, PhD Candidate, Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

Leary will explore the social and cultural history behind early twentieth century American flower gardens. Here in Albany, the Rankin women of Historic Cherry Hill cultivated their garden with interest in the links between the flowers of their foremothers, their family heritage, and their desire to limit changes in their world.

Free with museum admission

Produced in conjunction with Historic Cherry Hill and Partners for Albany Stories, funded in part by the IMLS.

IMAGE: Historic Cherry Hill, 1922, upper garden

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