Spring wildflowers of Elkhart Hill -- dinner-lecture on April 15
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[March 11, 2011]
ELKHART -- Elkhart Hill has long been
known for its fabulous displays of Virginia bluebells and other
wildflowers in the spring. On April 15, the Elkhart Historical
Society will present "The Wildflowers of Elkhart Hill: A Colorful
Pictorial of Spring Beauty" as the topic of a lecture following
dinner at The Wild Hare Café, 104 Gov. Oglesby St. in historic
Peggy Lee will facilitate a spectacular photo presentation of
Elkhart's spring flowers, accompanied by music, poetry and folklore.
Beautiful photos of the wildflowers, presented on the Elkhart
Historical Society's large screens, will be shown. Among the many
flowers featured will be Virginia bluebells, bloodroot, spring
beauty, larkspur, Dutchman's breeches, trillium, buttercup and sweet
William. The talk will include stories about the flowers, poisonous
wildflowers, historical anecdotes on how the pioneers and Indians
used the spring flowers, and songs and poems about wildflowers.
The dinner and lecture will complement the spring Wildflower
Nature Walks scheduled for April 9 and 16 on Elkhart Hill and led by
botanist Bill McClain.
The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture from 7 to
8 p.m. Reservations must be received by April 11. The cost of the
dinner is $24 per person and includes the meal, beverage (coffee or
tea), dessert, tax and gratuity.
More information and the online printable reservation form are
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org or by telephoning 217-947-2046.
If you are staying overnight to enjoy both the dinner-lecture
event and the Wildflower Nature Walk, the Best Western Lincoln Inn
has special rates for those attending. Call 217-732-9641 and mention
that you will be attending the April dinner and lecture in Elkhart.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of