Tryon Garden Club meeting, Oct. 19

Published 10:28 am Friday, October 14, 2011

The Tryon Garden Club’s October general meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Tryon Depot Room, 22 Depot Street. Guest speaker, Mike McCue, scholar and American history writer will  present “Founding Mothers: The Fascinating Early Leaders of Tryon Garden Club.” McCue will share, in his dialogue, his perspectives about the multitalented women who led the Tryon Garden Club to purchase and preserve the botanical treasure of Pearson’s Falls and Glen 80 years ago.
McCue is known for his research on local historic artists’ colonies and emphasizes the leading roles women have had in our history. Producer of landmark art exhibits, he has authored books in conjunction with “Tryon Artists 1892 to 1942” at The Upstairs Arts Space and “Paris and Tryon: George C. Aid and His Artistic Circles in France and North Carolina” for Tryon Painters and Sculptors.
McCue organized the show on Tryon Toy Makers and Wood Carvers at the Fine Arts Center and has done other work about local heritage for the Polk County Historical Association Museum and the Lanier Library. He has been president of Condar Company and of Kangaroo Golf manufacturers in Columbus since 1983.
This presentation is in conjunction with the 80th Anniversary of the stewardship of Pearson’s Falls by the Tryon Garden Club.
The presentation begins at 1 p.m. All of those interested are invited to attend. For more information, call Joy Soderquist at 828-859-3090.
– article submitted by Joy Soderquist

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