Addie Mae Smith-Wilkes and the Miller Family posing at the pond in the garden behind Smith-Wilkes Hall. Left to right: Mina Miller Edison, Addie Mae Smith-Wilkes, Mrs. Lewis A. Miller, Milton Miller, Lewis Miller, and Mrs. Robert A. Miller (Louise Igo Miller). Mrs. Robert A. Miller co-founded the Bird, Tree & Garden Club with Henrietta Ord Jones in 1913. Mrs. Robert A. Miller also served as Bird, Tree & Garden Club President from 1913-1923 and 1929-1931.
Perhaps the establishment and initial planting of the Bird, Tree & Garden Club Arboretum in 1915. Henrietta Ord Jones is thought to be either the woman toward the right smiling and holding the paper or the woman toward the right holding the shovel.
1980-1989. Showing members of the Bird, Tree & Garden Club preparing various bat fabrics and drawings for the upcoming bat sale. Left to right: Helen Giacobine, Rose Piper, and Eleanor Franks.
1950-51 B&W print photo, 6 x 9½” showing a table display with a sequence of floral installations. THe corresponding sign for the section in the foreground says ”Class VIII: (e) Vegetables & Fruits in any container.”
Bird & Tree Garden Club Flower Show.
1950-51 A table display with a sequence of floral installations. The corresponding sign for the section in the foreground says ”Class VIII: (e) Vegetables & Fruits in any container.”
photograph by Harold Wagner
BTG Flower Show.
>1933. Agroup of BTG lady members surrounded by arrangements of flowers on tables. Taken in the garden yard located in front of the Hall of Missions, between the CLSC alumni hall and the Hall of Philosophy.
Photograph by Harold Wagner
Garden & Bat Statue.
August, 1998. The Rappole family at the dedication of Francesca Rappole Night Garden (formerly an area of Smith Wilkes Garden) at Smith-Wilkes Hall. Dr. Bert Rappole (son of Francesca Rappole) stands at far left. Wife Mary Rappole stands immediately to his left. They are joined by their children and grandchildren. The Larry Griffis bat statue is visible in background.
Photograph by Joan Smith
Bat Chat in Garden in back of Library.
August 6, 1992. An image of the Bird, Tree and Garden Club in back of the Smith Memorial Library.
Citizen Scientists - get out your magnifying glass and investigate every stage of the Monarch. This event invites kids and adults to pick up a Monarch Passport and travel thru various stations learning about the Monarchs, including their over wintering habits in Mexico, the many forces they battle and how each of us can help. End the journey in a tent filled with monarchs! This is not your great grand mother’s BTG!
Lectures in Smith Wilkes Hall
Education is one of the tenants of BTG’s mission. Each week, experts from the Natural World share their knowledge and experience with audiences. Settle in with your lunch and a healthy appetite for learning at the Monarch Moments and More as well as Brown Bag lunch lectures Mondays and Tuesdays 12:15