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Three Special Events for Thursday

Courtesy of Mead Art Museum

Some events are not just for one day. The wonderful art exhibit at Mead Art Museum on  the Amherst College campus, will run until May 29.  There is no admission charge and the Mead is open from 9 am til midnight!  There is no excuse for Amherst students to not get their art assignments done.  Closed Mondays, and closed  at 5 pm on Friday and Saturday.  I guess those students need a little time for social life.

Orra White Hitchcock had a considerable social life as the wife of a minister/professor/college president, as a mother, and as an artist, providing the  drawings, paintings and charts that her husband needed for his work.

Her life intersected with those other important women of her time, Mary Lyon, founder of Mt. Holyoke College, and her daughter was a good friend of Lavinia Dickinson, Emily Dickinson’s sister.

Daria D’Arienzo, co-curator of the exhibit, Orra White Hitchcock (1796-18-63): An Amherst Woman of Art  and Science said “She was a woman of her time, who transcended her time.”

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a host of special events along with its usual roster of workshops, and classes for  children during school vacation.  And right now the new Limonia and Winter Garden can still give us a respite from winter.

And finally I want everyone to remember the Master Gardener’s Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 19 from 9 am to 2 pm at Frontier Regional High School in South Deerfield.  This event has grown and has something for everyone, basics for beginning gardeners (but we all have something to learn from these) special topics like pruning (I wish I were a good pruner), cooking demonstrations with the good people from Stockbridge Herbs, and something for fun like my slide show and talk about the late Elsa Bakalar’s garden.  That garden, and my own will be part of the Franklin Landtrust Farm and Garden tour this June.   (Uh-oh. I think I just sneaked in a fourth event.)

I hope I’ll see you at the Spring Symposium!

And thank you Cindy at My Corner of Katy for hosting Three for Thursday.

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