Virginia Humanities Fellow Talk | Garden Clubs Make History: How Virginia's Gardening Women Changed a State

When: Thu., April 28, 12-1 p.m. 2022

Join us in person for a talk by Meredith Henne Baker, who was a Virginia Humanities Research Fellow at the Library of Virginia last fall. Garden Week showcases garden club women's preservation and beautification work. But what about the little-known ways club members transformed Virginia? Baker shares new stories about club women who advocated for conservation laws, tackled hunger, and successfully challenged the injustices of segregation. There's no better time to remember that ordinary people can plant meaningful seeds of change. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. Contact elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3536 for more information.

Price: Free