Exhibit Reception: “New Gardens Are Ever Appearing”

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John Henry Dick Collection,
Special Collections

Join the College of Charleston Libraries for an Opening Reception

“New Gardens are Ever Appearing”: Loutrel Briggs and the Charleston Horticultural Tradition

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6-8PM
Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, Third Floor

This new Special Collections exhibit will tell the story of taming and cultivating the rich semi-tropic flora of the Lowcountry over the past 250 years.

Collections will be featured from the College of Charleston’s Special Collections, South Carolina Historical Society, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston Library Society and The Charleston Museum.

Guest Sheila Wertimer will provide brief remarks about the life, work, and legacy of the renowned Charleston landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Faculty from Special Collections will provide special insight into the materials on display. Additional historical materials will be showcased from the Special Collection’s vault for one night only.

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Gardening Club of Charleston Scrapbook,
Special Collections

Come discover the traditions and splendor of Charleston’s gardening past, and join us for an evening of engaging conversation and refreshments at the Addlestone Library.

Please RSVP to Amanda Noll, nolla@cofc.edu or 853.953.5530
by February 5, 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibit on view February – April, 2016.

Special thanks to our Host Committee: Amanda Graham Barton, Benjamin and Cindy Lenhardt, W. Scott Parker, Johnnee ’58 and J. Edward Pinckney, John M. Rivers, Jr., Sheila Wertimer

This Friends of the Library event aims to support Special Collection’s acquisition of significant historical materials from the personal papers of landscape architect Loutrel Briggs. For more information about philanthropic support to keep these materials in Charleston and preserve them for future study, please contact Anahita Modaresi at modaresia@cofc.edu or 843.953.6526.