Founding Gardens: Penn, Washington and Jefferson. Commonwealth Speakers Program.
The gardens of three eminent American historical figures William Penn, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are the focus of this highly visual presentation. The element that binds them together is the Quaker gardening tradition. This tradition can be traced from Penn through the founders of Germantown PA, especially Francis Daniel Pastorius. This links in turn to John and William Bartram who influenced the gardens of Washington and Jefferson. Questions and participation from the audience are encouraged.
Sponsoring Organization: David Library of the American Revolution, Inc.
Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.