America’s First Botanical Garden
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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.