November 2014 Luncheon Meeting

  • 11/14/2014
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Cathy Jean Maloney

“World's Fair Gardens, Shaping American Landscapes”

Join Cathy Jean Maloney, an award-winning author of horticultural history books, magazine editor, and frequent writer for national and regional newspapers and magazines, as she transports us through time and season to the stunning and influential gardens that were laid out for nine World's Fairs. These remarkable landscapes forever changed America' major urban green spaces and private backyards. November's grey skies and chill temperatures grow bright and warm as Cathy Maloney tells, and illustrates, stories that include Frederick Law Olmsted's lauded work at Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition and the dream team of landscape artists who came together to create the outdoor spaces for the 1940 New York World's Fair. Her fascinating and lavishly illustrated book that provides the underlying text, World's Fair Gardens, was recognized with an American Horticultural Society National Book Award

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (room 710) opens at 11:30 am; program (room 700) 12:30-1:30. Please reserve and cancel reservations by the preceding Wednesday for the Friday lunch.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710