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Larry Weaner, FAPLD. Photo: Kim Sokoloff

Featured Upcoming Event on March 5 at 1:00 pm

Living in the Liberated Landscape with Larry Weaner

All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic—and arguably more rewarding—than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Bio: Larry Weaner, FAPLD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. Profiled in national publications, his design and restoration work spans more than 20 US states and the UK. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award in 2017. In 2021 Larry received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Award of Distinction.

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starting 07/30/2021

Dec
16
Program

Science Story Time: Electricity

10:30 AM

We’ll read the book Blackout by John Rocco, followed by some fun experimentation with batteries and circuits to make lights turn on and motors run.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Dec
30
Program

Science Story Time: Seedy Science

10:30 AM

Examine and sort dozens of different types of seeds from the Montshire’s collection after reading the book A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
04
Program

Hanover Garden Club: Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening

1:00 PM

Matt Mattus takes us on a journey through the ever-evolving world of vegetable gardening, touching on the fascinating but often unknown history of some vegetables, the latest…

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Jan
06
Program

Science Story Time: Bubbles

10:30 AM

Explore the exhibition Bubbles: Science in Soap and join us as we read the silly book The Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin. You’ll then have a chance to build your own bubble…

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
08
Special Event

Creepy Crawly Craft Party

10:30 AM

Get crafty with your favorite creepy crawlies! We’ll visit the Montshire’s live insect colonies and learn all about these fascinating creatures. Combine science and art…

Audience: Families

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
13
Program

Science Story Time: Parachutes

10:30 AM

We’ll explore what makes us feel safe as we read the book Parachute by Danny Parker and then make our own miniature parachute to launch off the museum balcony.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
20
Program

Science Story Time: Fossils

10:30 AM

Enjoy the amazing illustrations in Steve Jenkin’s Prehistoric Actual Size before exploring the museum’s own fossil collection.

Audience: Children, Families, Science Story TIme

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 6-8 (3 part series begins)

10:30 AM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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Jan
24
Program

Homeschool Series: Insect Investigations for ages 9-12 (3 part series begins)

1:00 PM

Discover insect diversity and adaptations, while meeting a new live insect at each class. Explore their behaviors and life cycles and examine them up close using magnifying…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Location: On-site at the Montshire

Cost: $75 (members), $90 (non-members)

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Event Notes: Program is canceled

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