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Hidden Gardens and Magical Preserves
Toni Ann Flanigan
Garden Designer, Philadelphia Garden, Inc.

Wondrous hidden nature preserves and little known garden gems can be found throughout our region. From the natural beauty of Franklin Parker Preserve with its abundance of wildlife, to Society Hill’s magnolia Tribute Garden, one of the hidden gems of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley is a haven for marvelous outdoor beauty. Join Toni for this illustrated lecture based on decades of exploring the area’s nooks and crannies. It is sure to give you plenty of ideas for adventures of your own.

Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2015 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Stories from the Morris Arboretum Archives
Leslie Morris-Smith
Archivist, Morris Arboretum

During Philadelphia Archives Month, Arboretum archivist, Leslie Morris-Smith will explore the history of the Arboretum through its archives and artifacts. Leslie will also talk about recent interesting projects taking place in the Arboretum archives. Predating color slides and the carousel projector, hand-colored glass lantern slides were used to illustrate educational programs and courses. Using the original lantern slide projector, we will explore the hand-colored photographs (1905–1945) taken by Penn ecologist, Professor Edgar T. Wherry, who developed fern and wildflower walks at many public and private gardens across the Delaware Valley.

Wednesday, October 21
Single class scheduled on 10/21/2015 at 7:00PM
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Stargazing at the Morris Arboretum
Ben Buono
Amateur Astronomer

Come and join us for a pleasant evening in the garden and take advantage of our unique views of the skies as we enjoy the Orionid meteor shower. Ben Buono, one of our local backyard astronomers, will guide you through observing techniques to help you more fully enjoy the shower. He will also provide a guided tour of Orion and nearby constellations and a general discussion about observing, astronomy, and cosmology with time for questions and answers. Dress comfortably and bring something to sit or
lay on to give you a relaxing view of the sky. No special equipment needed and for the more adventurous, bring your camera (tripod recommended).

Thursday, October 22, 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/22/2015 at 8:30PM
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

Behind the Scenes: PA Academy of the Fine Arts
Bob Gutowski
Director of Public Programs, Morris Arboretum

Founded in 1805 as the nation’s first school and museum of art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) promotes the transformative power of art and artmaking. If you are interested in finding
out what PAFA has to offer, join us for this special tour. Explore the PAFA museum, featuring an amazing permanent collection of American art and special exhibitions, and go behind-the-scenes with Mary McGinn, PAFA Painting Conservator, to see the artworks being restored in the PAFA Conservation Lab. Tour the school facilities including historic Cast Hall, and visit continuing education classes in action to meet current students and faculty. Includes lunch, which will be provided by Tableau, PAFA’s new full- service café, run by Starr Events. We will meet at the Arboretum and travel by small bus. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk.

Thursday, October 29, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/29/2015 at 9:30AM
Attendees: 1 $65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $65.00 ea.

Behind the Scenes: Morris Treasures @ Penn Museum
Anthony Aiello
The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum

Members of a distinguished Philadelphia family, much of John and Lydia Morris' wealth came from their family business, the I. P. Morris & Co., among the nation's leaders in iron manufacturing, supplying national and international demand for engine and infrastructure components. Along with creating the Morris Arboretum, John and Lydia Morris were benefactors to many cultural institutions throughout Philadelphia. One of these was the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where John and Lydia are among the earliest and leading benefactors of the museum's collections. The museum has a large number of objects that resulted from John and Lydia's travels around the world. Join us as we take a private tour of the Morris objects in the Penn museum. The tour will include objects in the galleries, and we will also have a chance to see objects not normally on display in the Museum. Following our tour we will have lunch, which is included in the cost of the trip, at the museum's Pepper Mill Cafe. We will meet at the Arboretum and take a small bus. Park your car in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk and meet the trip leader there.

Friday, November 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/6/2015 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $70.00 ea.

Behind the Scenes: the Academy of Natural Sciences
Ruth Pfeffer
Birding Expert and Trip Leader

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ amazing collection. The Academy, the oldest natural science institution in the Western Hemisphere, was founded in 1812 when Philadelphia was the cultural, commercial, and scientific center of our new nation. The Academy’s collection now contains more than 17,000,000 specimens. While the Academy has exhibits open to the public, it has large collections that are used primarily by researchers. This is what our trip will focus on. We will see bird and insect specimens collected by pre-eminent ornithologists and entomologists. We will
also have the opportunity to see some of the priceless books in the Academy’s library.
We will leave from the Arboretum and travel by van. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. Space is limited. Lunch will be at the Academy’s Bistro and is not included in the cost of the trip.

Friday, November 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 11/13/2015 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

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