Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Join UNH Library and the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill to view selections from a rare botanical book collection, the newest addition to The Milne Special Collections and Archives.
*This event is a drop-in format. Small plates and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.
Faculty/Staff and Commuter lots are open to visitors on the weekend. Pay-to-park lots and spaces are also available. More information regarding parking locations and policies.
About the Collection
The Worcester County Horticultural Society, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill Collection contains works from the early to mid-1800s, and a few items dating to the 1500s. The collection, recently donated by the Garden, features over 500 titles, including monographs and periodicals, as well as incredible drawings and lithograph depictions of New England-based fruit and flowers. Notable titles include the first edition of John Muir’s “Our National Parks,” and “Incipit Tractatus de virtutibus Herbarium” (1499), an anonymous compilation from classical, Arabic, and medieval sources, originally published in Mainz, Germany in 1484.