The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association
is sponsoring their annual conference on Saturday, March 17, 2018
at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell – corner of Roseland and Westville Avenues, Caldwell-
Featuring an Illustrated Lecture by Marta McDowell entitled “All The Presidents’ Gardens”
Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanic Garden. She was awarded the American Horticultural Society book award for her book All the Presidents’ Gardens. That book also made The New York Times best seller list. Ms. McDowell won a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association for her book, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. She is now working on a revision of her first book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardens due out in a full color edition by Timber Press in 2019. A popular lecturer, she has been a featured speaker in locations ranging from the Chicago Botanic Gardens to the Smithsonian Institution.
Registration is at 9:30am followed by coffee, tea, and other refreshments.
The meeting begins at 10:00am. Following her lecture, Ms. McDowell will be available to sign her book and there will be a box lunch served.
The cost per person is $35 for the lecture and lunch.
Make reservations via e-mail or phone.
Email [email protected] or call 973-747-2794
– Payment at the door –
Lunch will 12:00am-1:00pm
Teacher’s Workshop will start at 1:00pm
After lunch, there will be a teacher’s workshop from Grades 3-12 to introduce materials from the “Traveling Trunks” program available from the Grover Cleveland Website, opportunities for school trips, and to introduce educational outreach plans and possibilities with the upcoming building of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Visitor’s Center. The GCBMA offers a Traveling Trunks Program for educational institutions,service organizations, and other groups interested in keeping the legacy of Grover Cleveland alive, as well as getting to feel the historical past of how people of three different periods lived and were influenced by the historical events of their day. There are three Traveling Trunks, representing the 1830’s, 1860’s (Civil War) and1880-90’s. The Trunks are portable history lessons that can travel to schools, scouts,home schooling parents, nursing homes, and other organizations. Participants at the workshop will examine the contents of the trunks and be introduced to ways the artifacts can be used in the classroom. Professional Development certificates will be offered for the entire day. This part of the workshop will last approximately one hour.