Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Wildflower gardening" is the next topic of the Slosson Lecture Series at WTP Historic Site

Press release from the Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site in Laramie:

Beth Babcock has more than 20 years of master gardening experience and will present her collection of pressed and dried wildflowers and share tips and hints on wildflower gardening August 17 at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site. This Free public event begins at 6 p.m. at the Prison Building Dining Hall.

Beth Babcock speaks nationwide as the Native Plant and Wildflower Chairperson for the Wyoming, Rocky Mountain Region, and National Federation of Garden Clubs. Her research takes her into local mountain ranges and community gardens where she continues to learn the best ways to grow and preserve wildflowers.

This will be the third lecture of the 2010 May Preston Slosson Lecture Series, a new event this year at the Wyoming Territorial Prison.

The May Preston Slosson Lecture Series brings to life the historic lectures of May Preston Slosson, who became America’s first female Prison Chaplain when she was appointed to her post at the Wyoming Territorial Prison in 1899. Her lecture topics included religion, chemistry, poetry, and classical literature, and were presented in the Prison Dining Hall for the enjoyment and education of inmates and community members.

The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site, 975 Snowy Range Rd. Laramie, is open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call Misty Stoll, (307) 745 -3733.