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Lawrenceville Garden Club Scrapbook, 1947 - 1980


Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains materials covering the activities of the Lawrenceville Garden Club from 1947 to 1980. Included are club programs that outline meeting schedules and officer positions. Newspaper clippings highlight club initiatives and contests throughout the community, and both colored and black & white photographs cover their events, including sales and flower shows. Additional material includes handwritten correspondences regarding the club's 50th anniversary celebration, yearbooks of the Lawrenceville Garden Club, and a program outlining the first decade of the club's existence.


  • 1947 - 1980


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Biographical / Historical

A meeting of the Lawrenceville Garden Club was first convened at the Mrs. Oscar H. McPherson on April 24, 1928. At the time of its founding, the stated purpose of the club was to hold informal discussions of problems of home gardening, talks by experienced practical gardeners, and visits to gardens of interest in the vicinity, in addition to day excursions to more distant estates. Over time, the stated purpose of the club became, "to stimulate an intelligent and enthusiastic interest in gardening, to help in the preservation of our natural environment and to study the practical and aesthetic uses of gardening, landscaping design, and flower arranging." Throughout its history, the Club's membership has consisted largely of spouses of The Lawrenceville School faculty and administration. The Lawrenceville Garden Club has participated in numerous local flower shows throughout the years. The Club has also advised local businesses, churches, and homes on landscaping and shrubbery arrangement. A member of The Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, the Lawrenceville Garden Club is still active today.


1.33 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Lawrenceville Garden Club Scrapbook and Collection was a gift to the Archives.

Related Materials

See the Lawrenceville Garden Club Collection for administrative records of the club, including the constitution and bylaws, dues logs and membership information, meeting minutes, programs and event calendars.


12" x 15" x 2 1/2"

Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US