Tar Heel Garden Club Records
Scope and Contents
- 1954 - 2011
- Other: Date acquired: 2012 April 05
- Tar Heel Garden Club (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
Charter Members of the Tar Heel Garden Club included: Mrs. W.S. Howard - President Mrs. E.L. Coble - Vice President Mrs. R.E. Baxter - Secretary Mrs. S.B. Clayton, Jr. - Treasurer Mrs. W.A. Scholar - Council Representative Mrs. T.L. Benson, Jr. Mrs. A.B. Creed Mrs. W.L. Glasgow Mrs. W.A. Richardson Mrs. E.N. Sellars, Jr. Mrs. W.D. Seawall Mrs. D.W. Sewell Mrs. R.K. Turner
Membership is by invitation only. When the club was originally founded, membership was limited to eighteen members; there is no such limit today. The organization meets monthly from September to May to plan activities and hold lectures or lessons on gardening, flower arrangement, or wildlife.
The Garden Club has contributed to various philanthropic causes in the Greensboro area, not all of which have dealt with gardening. These have included planting trees and flowers, assisting with the Greensboro Arboretum and the Bi-Centennial Park, participating in Keeping Greensboro Beautiful, planting gardens with children at local schools, creating gift bags for residents at retirement homes, and donating money to a battered women's shelter. The Garden Club also participates in flower shows and other events put on by Greensboro gardening societies.
13.00 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
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The collection documents the activities of the Tar Heel Garden Club and includes meeting minutes, attendance records, yearbooks, scrapbooks and miscellaneous publications.
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- Tar Heel Garden Club Records
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