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Join the Society on February 12th for a lively, illustrated talk by historian Victoria Johnson features her recent book American Eden, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction, the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History. Where: The Brick Church, When: Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30pm | Reception & Talk $40 per person

2/12/2020
When: Wednesday, February 12th
6:30 pm
Where: Brick Church
62 East 92nd Street
3rd floor
New York, New York  10128
United States
Presenter: Victoria Johnson
Contact: Brigid Tucker
212-223-4248


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AMERICAN EDEN
David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
presented by author Victoria Johnson

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Brick Presbyterian Church 62 East 92nd Street, NYC 10128

Lecture: 3rd Floor Living Room. Reception to follow in the Gallery.  Tickets: $40 per person

This lively, illustrated talk by historian Victoria Johnson features her recent book American Eden, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction, the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History.

American Eden tells the story of David Hosack, a native New Yorker of Scottish descent who founded the first public botanical garden in the new nation, after discovering botany as a medical student in Scotland. On land that is today home to Rockefeller Center, Hosack amassed a spectacular collection of medicinal, agricultural, and ornamental plants that brought him worldwide praise from the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Sir Joseph Banks, and Alexander von Humboldt. Hosack also served his friends Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr as the attending physician at their 1804 duel.

About the Speaker: Victoria Johnson earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Yale in 1991 and her Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia in 2002. From 2002-2015, she taught at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is an Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she teaches on the history of New York City.

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New York, NY 10022

Telephone: 212-223-4248
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