Display Case Exhibit, Thru Autumn 2017
The Huntingdon Valley Garden Club

Huntingdon Valley Library, 625, Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley

Spring Outing, Sunday, April 23, 1:15 p.m.
John James Audubon Center and Mill Grove

Please join us for a private tour of Mill Grove, the former home of the famous American naturalist, John James Audubon. The house has just reopened after undergoing a multi-year renovation and we will be one of the first groups to see it. During his time at Mill Grove Audubon built a substantial base of interest in ornithological art, and his experimentation resulted in the rapid development of his skills as an artist. While at Mill Grove he made many drawings and performed the first recorded experiment of bird banding in America. He also developed a unique method of holding his specimens which put him years ahead of his contemporaries. Many believe that no modern bird painter has equaled his achievements. The bus will depart from the Jenkintown Library parking lot at 1:15 pm and return before 5:00 pm. Cost is $28 for members and $35 for non-members. Click here for a registration form.

Lecture and Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Broad Street As It Looked in 1900

Architect, author and historian Robert M. Skaler will show how Broad Street developed in the 19th century. South Broad Street began to develop as a cultural street and by 1910, was known as “hotel row”, with five prominent hotels on just a few blocks. South of hotel row was “millionaires’ row” whose owners built lavish homes. While prosperous, North Broad Street was respectable but never really fashionable. Perhaps to compensate for this lack of social standing residents of North Broad Street built their houses grander than any in Center City. Lecture will be held in Homestead Hall, the parish house building of the Church of Our Savior in Jenkintown on Homestead Road, one block south of the Jenkintown Library. This lecture is underwritten by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum.

The Annual Meeting of the Society will precede the May lecture. Officer and Committee reports will be presented and the Nominating Committee will present a slate of Officers and Executive Council members to be elected for the 2017-2018 program year.

Reception, Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m.
Annual Patrons’ Party (Invitation only)


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