A Botanical Journey: Exploring Plants and People in the Past

12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat, Jul 5 - Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Venue: Historic Deerfield

80 Old Main St., Deerfield, MA 01342

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This summer, visitors of all ages can explore Historic Deerfield's surrounding natural environment by walking in the footsteps of past residents who cultivated, used, studied and collected plants. Use our Botanical Journey, a printed guide to explore Historic Deerfield seeking plant-related connections in our historic houses, museum exhibitions, gardens, meadows and along the Channing Blake Foot Path. Collect stamps along the way to receive a prize at the journey's end. Take in the sights and smells of the Cooks' Garden and make an herbal sachet to take home. You can also be a plant scientist at the History Workshop! Learn how to press plants, make a lovely botanical keepsake with dried plants, and learn about our creation of a village-wide "herbarium": a special kind of "museum" filled with specimens that tell a story about what plants are growing and blooming in Deerfield this summer.

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