Danbury Museum & Historical Society to Host History Ladies Luncheon

Danbury Museum & Historical Society to Host History Ladies LuncheonOn Friday, March 22, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting a lovely lunch buffet and guest speaker Colleen Plimpton as she presents a special program: Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered, a 45-minute first person presentation of the life, times and work of this distinguished “landscape gardener.”

Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was America’s first female landscape architect and a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Though overlooked for decades, her work is being rediscovered. Many of her gardens, such as Bellefield in Hyde Park, NY; Hill-Stead in Farmington, CT and Garland Farm in Bar Harbor, ME, have been restored.

Admission for this special history program and luncheon is $25.00 per person.  Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Seating will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon and will conclude by 1:00 p.m. Please phone 203.743.5200 or email info@danburymuseum.org to reserve your spot.

“We’re so pleased to welcome Colleen and Beatrix Farrand to the Danbury Museum.  Learning about Farrand’s work makes a fascinating program for National Women’s History Month. Gardens have always been an important part of the museum’s Main Street campus.  This is certainly an inspiring way to kick-off spring and the coming gardening season,” stated Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society.

Colleen Plimpton considers herself both an educator and an entertainer. A popular garden author, lecturer, instructor and coach, Colleen is a member of Garden Writers Association, the Federated Garden Clubs of America, The Nature Conservancy, The Garden Conservancy, Highstead Arboretum, the Connecticut Horticultural Society and the New York Botanical Garden. She has presented to thousands of people over the past several years, including appearances at the Boston, Chicago, Connecticut and Rhode Island Flower Shows.

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