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Wed, May 17

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Mather Homestead

Lecture: Connecticut’s Historic Gardens

Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens. Sixteen historic sites dotted throughout the state, with historically significant gardens have joined to form Connecticut’s Historic Gardens. Join us to learn about the history and beauty of these fifteen distinctive historic sites.

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Lecture: Connecticut’s Historic Gardens
Lecture: Connecticut’s Historic Gardens

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May 17, 2023, 7:00 PM

Mather Homestead, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA

About the event

Connecticut is home to many beautiful and unique gardens. Sixteen historic sites dotted throughout the state, with historically significant gardens have joined to form Connecticut’s Historic Gardens (CThistoricgardens.org). These delightful places offer visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of garden styles and time periods. Laurie Masciandaro introduces you to the history and beauty of these fifteen distinctive historic sites and gardens that have charmed and inspired visitors for a century or more. She is currently Site Manager at Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut, where she daily enjoys of one of the loveliest Historic Gardens in the northeast.

Laurie is from the state of Washington, and a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. She holds a Master’s Degree in American History from the University of Connecticut. Her Master’s thesis, “Disdaining the Republic: William Wetmore Story, Expatriate Aristocrat,” reflects her primary interest in ante-bellum United States history, with an emphasis on the 19th century expatriate artists’ community in Rome, Italy.  Laurie was an avid golfer before full time employment robbed her of discretionary time. She served on the board of the First Tee of Connecticut, is past president of Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, is currently a board member of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens and serves on the American Association of State and Local History’s (AASLH) Awards of Excellence committee. In a past life, Laurie was a lyric soprano, and remains a dedicated opera buff. She is currently Site Manager at Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut, where she regularly enjoys one of Connecticut’s lovely historic gardens.

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