The Princess Anne Garden Club scrapbooks, 1932-[ongoing]

The Princess Anne Garden Club


<20> scrapbooks ; 38 x 32 cm.
<2> scrapbooks in archival box.
General scrapbooks chronologically; some may include clippings or photographs of events from earlier periods. Additional scrapbooks organized by special ongoing project name.
The Princess Anne Garden Club scrapbooks detail the activities of the club, including officers, programs, participation in flower shows, and projects, with clippings, actual programs and meeting agendas, certificates, and other memorabilia. Newer scrapbooks include many color photographs (with identification of those pictured) of meetings and members and, of course, the flowers. Among the major special projects undertaken by the club are the de Witt Cottage garden project from 1994-1995 and the Hope House Project 2009-2010. Work on these projects is chronicled in the scrapbooks, including history and planning of the project and pictures of the final or ongoing results. The de Witt Cottage was built in 1895 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Owned and administered by the Virginia Beach Dept. of Museums, it is now the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. Virginia Beach. Hope House provides independent living opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. The garden club built raised garden beds, a patio, and a pergula for residents of the Hope House Lakewood Apartments to enjoy.
General history: 1932-1948 -- 1949-1960 -- 1960-1988 -- 1990-191 -- 1991-1992 -- 1992-1993 -- 1993-1994 -- 1994-1995 -- 1995-1996 -- 1996-1997 -- 1997-1998 -- 1998-2000 -- 2000-2001 -- 2004-2005 -- 2005-2006 -- 2006-2007 -- 2007-2008 -- 2008-2009.
Special projects: de Witt Cottage Garden Project, 1994-2005 -- Hope House Project 2009-2010.
The Princess Anne Garden Club, founded February 6, 1932, is the oldest garden club in Virginia Beach.

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