Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Upcoming General Membership Meeting ~ Featured Guest Speaker will be an Archivist from the Missouri Botanical Gardens~

On Monday evening, April 27th,the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association will  host  second quarter general membership meeting.   You are cordially invited to attend.  The meeting will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center 5602 Arsenal Street and will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Once elections of new officers for the Board of Directors is completed, the remainder of the agenda will be devoted to the guest appearance of the Archivist from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Andrew Colligan.   Andrew will take us on a pictorial stroll through time to see what one of America’s oldest botanical garden was like between 1856 and 1920.  On this trip back in time you will be greeted with ladies with parasols, children in their beautiful 19th century clothing, and even the Garden’s founder, Henry Shaw himself.  henry Shaw

In these historical images you will see many buildings and gardens, maps,  oral histories, original artwork from Garden publications, architectural drawings and personal papers of Henry Shaw.  image mo bot grdn front

We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to visit this bygone era filled with much beauty and splendor.  historical image of mobot

Looking forward to be seeing you.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Director

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