In accordance with guidelines set by Governor Ralph Northam, the highly anticipated Founders Day events scheduled to celebrate the Garden Club of Virginia’s Centennial on May 13-14, 2020 have been cancelled.
The exhibition celebrating our Centennial “A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100” is planned to open to the public on July 1 at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime occasion to view artifacts provided by members and clubs telling the GCV story. This is an opportunity to explore the statewide impact of GCV activism in restoration, conservation, horticulture and education.
Also at the VMHC, please join us for the Banner Lecture “Restoring America’s Most Significant Gardens: Stratford Hall, Poplar Forest and the Garden Club of Virginia,” Sept. 16, 2020 , noon-1 p.m., Stratford Hall's Director of Landscapes and Security Matt Peterschmidt, Poplar Forest’s Director of Archaeology and Landscapes Dr. Eric Proebsting and GCV Restoration Committee Chairman Betsy Worthington will discuss the legacy of the Garden Club of Virginia in the context of two current projects and their unexpected connection to each other.
Both the exhibition and Banner lecture are included with museum admission. Learn more at virginiahistory.org.