Curator Conversations: A Landscape Saved

Time Period
1877 to 1924
1925 to Today
Media Type
Art & Architecture
Geography & Environment
Dr. William Rasmussen

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

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.