by Janet Woody, Garden Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In 1919, Grace Arents was asked by the Press Association Compilers, Inc., of New York, publishers of The Cyclopedia of American Biography, to review its entry on her uncle Lewis Ginter. Here are excerpts of her words about her uncle. Born in New York, April 4, 1824, […]
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by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we received a wonderful 30th anniversary gift from local author and cycling enthusiast Tom Houff. His book “On Richmond’s Wheel” tells the story of our city’s bicycling history. A week ago I asked Tom if he knew where we could find an 1895 bicycle for exhibit […]
by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my first day at the Garden, I passed what I thought then was a bonafide Cold War bomb shelter. I recalled those black and white photos from high school textbooks of underground fortifications, and I envisioned tuna fish cans from 1957 stacked neatly […]