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Archeology and Ethnobotany in Texas Botanical Gardens – Williamson County Chapter Meeting, May 9

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 9 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join NPSOT-Williamson County on Thursday, May 9, 2024, when our featured topic will be “Archeology in Texas Botanical Gardens / Ethnobotany in Texas Botanical Gardens” with Susan Reynolds, ED, Texas Botanical Gardens & Native American Interpretive Center.  

Free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.  Our guest speaker’s presentation begins after a short business meeting.

About our topic: There will be two separate, but short presentations.
1. Archeology – Topics covered will include Texas prehistoric peoples, the Texas Archeological Society, artifacts in the gardens, active sites in Mills County.
2. Ethnobotany – Definition, role in the creation of the Texas Botanical Gardens, interesting plants growing there.

About our speaker: Susan Reynolds retired from a 30 year career as an award winning band director in California and Texas in 2022. She has always loved plants, gardening, and digging things up from the side of the road and now serves her community as the Executive Director of the Texas Botanical Gardens and Native American Interpretive Center (TBG) in Goldthwaite, TX. She is the organizer, grant writer, fundraiser, and “general flunkie” for the Board of Directors. On March 28, 2024, Susan spearheaded the Grand Opening of the new Demonstration Gardens at the TBG’s office, a ground up, grassroots project that netted nearly $52,000 in grants and just over $18,000 in gifts.

NOTE: this month’s in-person location is the Georgetown Public Library, 2nd floor, 402 West 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626.

The original meeting announcement is here on the Williamson County Chapter’s blog page.