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Mertz Library Humanities

Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture 2018
with Author Victoria Johnson

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6 – 8 p.m.

Historian Victoria Johnson will discuss her acclaimed new book, American Eden, which profiles David Hosack, the founder of America’s first public garden on the site of Rockefeller Center today. The spectacular plant collection he assembled drew praise from Thomas Jefferson, Alexander von Humboldt, and others. After her presentation, Johnson will be joined by Marta McDowell for an engaging conversation about Hosack and his work.