Cover of American Eden

America’s First Botanical Garden

Thu., May. 23, 2019
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center
Event Notes: 
General Admission
Add to Calendar 05/23/2019 02:30 PM 05/23/2019 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles America’s First Botanical Garden Visit page - The Huntington - Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center

Historian Victoria Johnson discusses the life of David Hosack, the attending physician at the Hamilton-Burr duel and founder of the nation's first public botanical garden, today the site of Rockefeller Center. Johnson is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of Hosack, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic. A book signing follows the talk. Books are available before the talk at the Huntington Store.