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Go Inside The Arnold Arboretum With Author Lisa Pearson On June 6

May 31, 2016 09:51AM ● By Robert Hayes

Lisa Pearson will discuss her new book, “Arnold Arboretum”

TEWKSBURY, MA – Author Lisa Pearson will discuss her new book, “Arnold Arboretum” on Monday, June 6 at 7pm.  Pearson will share a beautiful multimedia presentation of the Arboretum with the audience. 

Founded as a partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of a respected research institution and beloved public park in Boston’s Emerald Necklace. Occupying 281 acres, its living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world. Its lilac collection is a springtime favorite of visitors, along with the magnificent rhododendrons, and in the fall, trees from maples to dawn redwoods provide a wonderful display of color. The living collection is supported by curatorial documentation, an herbarium, library and archival holdings, and a state-of-the-art research center. These facilities and holdings provide the basis for research and education of visitors, students, and scholars from around the world.

Lisa Pearson is the head of the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library and Archives. She curates a collection of thousands of historical images of the arboretums landscape, activities, and plant collections, from the late 19th century to the present.

Adults and teens from Tewksbury and beyond are invited to attend this free hour-long event.  A Q&A and book selling and signing – for those interested – will take place after the presentation.  Due to limited space, attendees are asked to pre-register and reserve their seats by calling 978-640-4490 x 205, emailing rhayes@mvlc.org, or by visiting the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org. The event will take place in the library’s first-floor, handicap-accessible Meeting Room.  The library is located at 300 Chandler Street, at the corner of Chandler and Main Street (Route 38).

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