Curator Conversations: A Landscape Saved
In this series, VMHC curatorial staff bring exclusive member-only programs to you on a variety of interesting topics. To see upcoming events in this series, please visit VirginiaHistory.org/Events.
A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100 (July 16, 2020): In this program, VMHC Senior Museum Collections Curator Dr. William Rasmussen gives a virtual tour of the A Landscape Saved exhibition that examines the accomplishments of the Garden Club of Virginia during its first 100 years of history. Topics include the GCV founders, the vision of GCV members, their love of horticulture and land preservation, and their crusade to end “billboard blight.” The restorations of dozens of historic gardens—funded by GCV’s Historic Garden Week—were introduced, as will GCV contributions to the preservation movement that has gripped the nation since 1970.