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      2020 Copeland Lecture: Victoria Johnson and American Eden in Wilmington

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      March 19, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      1810 N Dupont St
      Wilmington, Delaware 19806

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      2020 Copeland Lecture: Victoria Johnson and American Eden

      American Eden
      David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
      Victoria Johnson: Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College, City University of New York.
      This illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her highly acclaimed new book, American Eden. Johnson tells the story of David Hosack, the family doctor and friend to Hamilton and Burr, and the man they chose to serve as attending physician at their July 1804 duel. Hosack is today a shadowy figure at the edge of that famous duel, the great achievements of his life forgotten, but in 1801, on twenty acres of Manhattan farmland, Hosack founded the first public botanical garden in the new nation, amassing a spectacular collection of medicinal, agricultural, and ornamental plants that brought him worldwide praise. Today, his former garden is the site of Rockefeller Center. Refreshments will be served. Wine and beer available for purchase.

      Cost: Payment required - Cost: Members: $30; Non-members: $35

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books

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