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Unearthing History in the Backyard: Afternoon Talk and Tea

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Skolfield-Whittier House and Garden
161 Park Row
Brunswick, ME 04011-2005
United States

Unearthing History in the Backyard: Afternoon Tea & Garden Walk

Sunday, October 3, 2:30PM, Skolfield-Whittier Parlor & Garden

With Lucinda Brockway, Owner, Past Designs; Instructor, National Preservation Institute
What can the New England cultural landscape and historic gardens tell us about people, places and the plants they treasure?

Through beautiful images, come explore ways in which museums and historic sites have made history come alive through landscape and garden rejuvenation projects from Newport to Bar Harbor… and the Skolfield-Whittier Garden at Pejepscot History Center!

The region’s garden and landscape legacy is rich and varied.  Sometimes called a ‘three dimensional textbook of history’ these spaces open new opportunities for understanding the past and inviting others to join in its exploration.

LUCINDA A. BROCKWAY is an award-winning expert in landscape preservation, planning, and design dedicated to preserving the rich natural and cultural balance that creates New England’s landscape legacy.  Brockway’s firm, Past Designs, specializes in the preservation and design of a number of public and private commissions that balance heritage landscape needs with contemporary living.  She has developed award winning landscape designs on historic properties and written more than forty master plans, reports and assessments for cultural landscapes nationwide.  Much of her work included research, plans and designs for such notable sites as Fort Ticonderoga (New York),  Newport’s Bellevue Avenue estates, and work for the National Trust from New England to Texas.  She is the author of two books and seventeen published articles. Her work has been featured in Old House JournalVictoria Magazine, Colonial Homes, Nineteenth Century and Accent as well as innumerable professional and trade publicationsA popular speaker and facilitator, she is currently an instructor for the National Preservation Institute, teaching three-day programs in landscape preservation for organizations from Charleston, South Carolina to Honolulu, Hawaii.  Ms. Brockway’s projects have been the recipient of thirteen awards including recognition by the Garden Club of America, the Federated Garden Clubs of Maine, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Preservation League of New York State, the State of New Jersey, the Massachusetts Historic Commission and many others.

PHC Members: $5; Non-Members: $10.

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