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Tag Archives: Clara Cummer

Art & Science: Curiosity of a Modern Time

Nov

25

…I was curious, what else was happening? Beyond and within government programs and private endeavors, what technological advances were pushing industry along, not only processes but what was new?

Scotch tape was new, originally…

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Olmsted Garden Opening Event for Members

Apr

04

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Olmsted Garden. The Member Opening will take place on Wednesday, April 10th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and…

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Olmsted Garden Opening

Apr

03

Be sure to join us April 11 as we unveil the newly-restored Olmsted Garden.

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In Case you Missed It: Olmsted Garden Lecture

Mar

22

In case you weren’t able to join us last night for the Garden Month lecture, “The Olmsted Garden,” here’s what you missed.

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 7

Jun

17

In the early 1930s, the Cummer family reorganized the property in their compound. After the death of Ada Cummer in 1929, her three heirs—siblings Arthur, Waldo, and Mabel—decided to tear down their mother’s house and divide up the property among them, although Mabel Roe elected to live a few blocks away.

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Looking back to look forward: Part 6

May

27

While Arthur and his brother Waldo led the Cummer Lumber Company, their wives masterminded the gardens surrounding their homes. Those gardens are now one of the glories of the Museum.

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