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The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

History Book Club “The Brother Gardeners”

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

Look to the MFAH for good books and great conversations! The two MFAH house museums host a discussion series about books on life in America and Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. Meeting alternately at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, this history book club offers free discussions every other month. For more information, visit mfah.org/historybookclub or call 713.639.7800.

September Selection
The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
 
Explore the “Plantsmen” of the early 1700s, who collected, cultivated, and exchanged plants from all over the world—especially the United States—for the gardens of England. The Brother Gardeners is something of a prequel to Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation,  featured in the club's April 2012 discussion. However, newcomers and book group veterans alike will enjoy this selection!

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Americana Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; Mary and Michael Epps in memory of Ralph E. Wallingford; the Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Denise Monteleone; the William A. and Madeline W. Smith Foundation; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; the Steven and Sheila Miller Foundation; Toni Wallingford; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Daniel R. Japhet; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and James Gordon; and Mrs. Sara E. White.

The education programs at Bayou Bend also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.