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Chapter Members Attend Botany Club Talk on the Herbarium

About a dozen Chapter members heard a unique public lecture, Saving an American Treasure—The Lewis and Clark Herbarium during the next 200 years, by Richard M. McCourt of the Academy of Natural Sciences Botany Department on January 23, 2003. After the illustrated talk guests went to the Botany department where Dr. McCourt and Dr. Lucinda McDade showed the new housing for the Herbarium and some of the original specimens in their new cases. Thanks to the Botany Club for inviting the Chapter to this talk.

In May Joel Fry of Bartram's Gardens will speak about "Philadelphia Botany and Horticulture in the time of Lewis and Clark."

From November 6, 2004 through March 20, 2005, The Academy of Natural Sciences will host the National Bicentennial Exhibition organized by the Missouri Historical Society. National treasures-- the Academy's plants specimens, handwritten journals, maps, equipment, scientific specimens and Native American artifacts-- will be on display. For more information, visit the Academy of Natural Sciences website.

 

Updated March 16, 2003
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