100 Years, 100 Stories Installation

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    • Manny Jose, Graphic Designer extraordinaire, burnishes Garden memory quotes on to the Steinhardt Gallery walls. Manny Jose, Graphic Designer extraordinaire, burnishes Garden memory quotes on to the Steinhardt Gallery walls.
    • Work in progress Steinhardt Gallery featuring a larger-than-life photo taken by BBG's first staff photographer, Louis Buhle.Work in progress Steinhardt Gallery featuring a larger-than-life photo taken by BBG's first staff photographer, Louis Buhle.
    • One of the photo walls featuring visitor contributed photographs taken at BBG over the years.One of the photo walls featuring visitor contributed photographs taken at BBG over the years.
    • The all important laser level helps the design team make sure everything is straight and even.The all important laser level helps the design team make sure everything is straight and even.
    • A 1948 poster from the BBG archives.A 1948 poster from the BBG archives.
    • One of the archive displays featuring awards and mementos of BBG.One of the archive displays featuring awards and mementos of BBG.
    • An amazing relic from BBG's past, a crop report book detailing harvests and plantings from 1926-1947.An amazing relic from BBG's past, a crop report book detailing harvests and plantings from 1926-1947.
    • A map of BBG created in the 1920s.A map of BBG created in the 1920s.
    • "Is it level?" Christine makes some minor adjustments to one of the photo walls."Is it level?" Christine makes some minor adjustments to one of the photo walls.
    • A display case featuring more from the BBG archives including a drawing of an algae specimen collected on Long Island in the mid-1800s.A display case featuring more from the BBG archives including a drawing of an algae specimen collected on Long Island in the mid-1800s.

    BBG is proud to celebrate its centennial with 100 Years, 100 Stories, a collection of reminiscences from some of the many individuals whose passion and support have made the Garden’s remarkable 100-year journey possible.

    The selection of photos and memorabilia on display in the Steinhart Gallery were gathered from BBG’s community of visitors, members, volunteers, colleagues, and staff and feature firsthand memories as well as seldom-seen treasures from the Garden’s archives.

    Putting together an exhibition of 100 years’ worth of memories was no small feat. BBG staff pored over hundreds of photos and stories, scanning old prints and interviewing members for their Garden memories. Once the rough outline of the exhibit was complete, BBG’s design team went to work to bring the display alive. After roughly two weeks of painstaking installation, the exhibit officially opens to the public on Sunday, June 13, and will run through Sunday, September 5.

    For more information on the exhibit and details about the opening reception on Sunday, June 13, visit 100 Years, 100 Stories


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