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Cherokee Garden Library to host Bartram lectures, exhibit
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Special / Jim Fitts / Cherokee Garden Library President Claire Schwahn, Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture Series founder Raymond McIntyre and Mary Wayne Dixon, chairwoman of the March 19 opening lecture, book signing and reception.
Special / Jim Fitts / Cherokee Garden Library President Claire Schwahn, Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture Series founder Raymond McIntyre and Mary Wayne Dixon, chairwoman of the March 19 opening lecture, book signing and reception.
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Special / Jim Fitts / From left, Studie Young, Sharon Ansley, Carol Young and Anne Neikirk, all of exhibit sponsor Harry Norman, Realtors.
Special / Jim Fitts / From left, Studie Young, Sharon Ansley, Carol Young and Anne Neikirk, all of exhibit sponsor Harry Norman, Realtors.
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Special / Jim Fitts / From left, Mimosa Garden Club members Maysie Beeson, Emily Jordan (president) and Nancy Powell and Cherokee Garden Club member Robin Croft. Beeson and Croft are co-chairing the April 27 Bartram lecture, book signing and reception. The Mimosa club is one of the Bartram exhibition sponsors.
Special / Jim Fitts / From left, Mimosa Garden Club members Maysie Beeson, Emily Jordan (president) and Nancy Powell and Cherokee Garden Club member Robin Croft. Beeson and Croft are co-chairing the April 27 Bartram lecture, book signing and reception. The Mimosa club is one of the Bartram exhibition sponsors.
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Special / Jim Fitts / From left, exhibit sponsors Chris Hastings, Lee Dunn and Julie Durkee of Flower magazine. Not pictured: Mike Dunn.
Special / Jim Fitts / From left, exhibit sponsors Chris Hastings, Lee Dunn and Julie Durkee of Flower magazine. Not pictured: Mike Dunn.
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The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead will host a series of three lectures to commemorate its newest exhibit, “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps: Contemporary Botanical Artists Explore the Bartrams’ Legacy.”

The traveling exhibit, on display March 19 through June 17, will peek inside the Frontier South of the 18th century. Early American explorers John Bartram and his son, William, traversed the Eastern wilderness of the American colonies from the 1730s to the 1790s, recording the region’s rich flora, fauna and Native American culture.

The exhibit features world-class, contemporary botanical artwork depicting plants discovered and introduced by two generations of the Bartram family. Admission to the exhibit is free and it is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The lecture series will open with the Ashley Wright McIntyre lecture by Joel Fry, titled “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps,” March 19 at 7 p.m. Fry, curator of Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, will present a survey of William Bartram’s illustrations and examine the scope and influences of his career as a seminal American natural history illustrator. Tickets to the lecture are $25 and are nonrefundable. Reservations are required for all lectures.

The other lectures — Kathryn Holland Braund, “William Bartram’s Surprising Travels,” and Philip Juras, “Searching for the Southern Frontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels” — will take place April 27 at 3 p.m. and June 4 at 7 p.m., respectively.

Tickets and information: (404) 814-4150 or www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Bartram

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