At 3 p.m., Mandy Savarie will offer a program on the "History of the Museum Gardens", also in the Auditorium. The gardens are the legacy of Mary Marquand Hochschild, wife of museum founder Harold Hochschild. Hochschild worked for years in the gardens, constructing beds, choosing plants, and seeing to their care and nurture.
The Mark W. Potter Education Center will host a display of artifacts, photographs, diaries, and ephemera from museum collections related to gardening. Curator Hallie Bond will show her special collection of houseplants based on those mentioned in Jeanne Robert Foster's poem "Mis' Bethel."
The Adirondack Museum is celebrating fifty years of telling the story of the Adirondacks all season long with fresh new exhibits, special events, and hands-on activities for visitors of every age. The museum is open each day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. from May 25 through Oct. 14 and the last two weekends of October; closed Sept. 7 for Rustic Fair preparations. Admission is free for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park in October.
For more information about exhibits and programs in 2007, call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.