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Nature as Living History: How to Expand Your Museum to the Outdoors

August 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

$15 – $25

Has your museum thought about its outdoors as an extension of the collections?  Maybe your institution has a historically significant tree planted by the founder or a plant installed by staff in honor of an institutional milestone. Or, your museum may want to mark an anniversary by planting a tree or garden but no one on staff has a horticulture background.

Participants will learn more about arboreta and how they act as a tree museum that provides beauty, education and plant knowledge including:

  • The value in accessioning and conserving the surrounding environment
  • How to plant for longevity with horticulture recommendations
  • The relationship between plants and historic buildings
  • Significant trees and propagating them for your collection

When:  Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH 43056
Speakers: Leslie Wagner, Historian; and Greg Payton, Director of Living Collections, The Dawes Arboretum
Registration: $15 Members; $25 Non-Members

Not registering online? Visit the workshop page to download a registration form and mail or email it to: oma@ohiohistory.org

800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Registration deadline: August 8, 2019


The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd
Newark, OH 43056 United States
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