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