2017 Sunday Lecture Series

04.23.2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2017 HCC&M Sunday Lecture Series: Virginia’s Gardens: Past & Present

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2:00 pm

Andrea Wulf presents “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.”

New York Times best-selling author Andrea Wulf investigates the lives of the founding fathers and how their attitudes to plants, gardens, nature and agriculture shaped the American nation. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen, and for them, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. In a unique retelling of the creation of America, award-winning historian Andrea Wulf will show how plants, politics, and personalities intertwined as never before.

Book signing, wine, and cheese reception with author immediately follow the presentation.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Historic Christ Church & Museum.

Location: Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576

Cost: Tickets are $125.00 for the four-part series or $35.00 for each presentation. Contact the Foundation office at 804-438-2441 to purchase tickets by check or credit card. Click here to purchase tickets online.