Clients in the News – August 2014
- The American Horticultural Society is offering a spectacular weekend getaway from August 15-17 – its 16th-annual In the Garden weekend in Hot Springs, VA at the luxurious Omni Homestead Resort. As AHS’s website describes the event, …a weekend filled with garden speakers, chef demonstrations, and a private tour of The Omni Homestead gardens. AHS partners with The Omni Homestead to bring you this program, which includes a year’s membership in AHS. Sounds perfect. Visit AHS’s website for more information.
- Join Common Cause in Wilmington, Delaware for its 2014 Summer Film & Lecture Series – going on now through August 12. This year’s theme: TAKE ACTION! Against Money Corruption of Elections. You’ll screen a series of brief, inspiring videos that depict ongoing efforts to curb the influence of money in our elections, share your thoughts, and learn how you can get involved. For more information, go to the Common Cause website.
- The highly anticipated National Museum of African American History and Culture will be the newest Smithsonian museum when it opens in late 2015/2016. But you don’t have to wait until then to see what NMAAHC has in store, because the American History Museum is graciously lending space to NMAAHC right now. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (through September 7), meet at the 2nd floor East Wing of the Museum for a gallery talk and tour: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963. NMAAHC also has exhibits and artifacts on view in its temporary home. The Museum recently announced that The Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award given by the U.S. Congress, was presented posthumously to Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a special ceremony June 24, 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Kings’ children accepted the award on their parents’ behalf, and asked NMAAHC to accept the Award into its collection. For more information on NMAAHC, visit the Museum’s website.
- They’re calling it the Mighty 5 Tour – the National Parks Conservation Association announced that the Utah Symphony Orchestra will perform in five of Utah’s national parks during a weeklong tour from August 11-17. The free concerts are part of the Orchestra’s 75th-anniversary celebration, and serve as a warm-up for marking the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016. For ticketing and more information, visit NPCA’s website.