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Laura Musser McColm’s Garden Early 20th Century Japanese Gardens in the Midwest

May 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Research consultant, Beth Cody, author of the book, Gardens of the Past, will share her findings on the influences behind Laura Musser McColm’s decision to have a Japanese-style garden installed in 1930.  Topics include: Japanese Gardens at World’s Fairs, landscape designers who created early Japanese-style gardens in the Midwest, and the fate of many Japanese-style gardens during World War II.


May 22
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761, USA