Brief History of Magnolia

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Start Date: Nov 14 2009
Location: Ravenswood Park



Brief History of Magnolia

Saturday, November 14, 3-4:30pm at Ravenswood Park, The Trustees’ Cape Ann Discovery Center. The Trustees and the Magnolia Historical Society invite you to join us as author, Lisa Peek Ramos, presents “A Brief History of Magnolia” including stories of a cast of characters, natural wonders, and how Ravenswood’s Sweetbay Magnolia influenced the Town’s name. Members (The Trustees and/or Magnolia Historical Society) FREE. Nonmember adults $5. Pre-registration required.

For more information about our Cape Ann program offerings call us at 978.281-8400. Please visit www.thetrustees.org or call 978.921.1944 to join us! Memberships start at $35 for students/seniors and $45 for individuals. Membership gifts and Giving Society memberships are also available. Volunteers always welcome.

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About The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann

In Cape Ann, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) manage seven reservations in Essex, Gloucester, Manchester, and Rockport including Agassiz Rock, Coolidge Point, Misery Island, Mt. Ann, Ravenswood Park, Stavros, and Halibut Point. We offer the most spectacular mountain and coastal sites for your enjoyment. Join us for a seasonal expert-led workshops in the fields of Astronomy, Vernal Pools, Wild Edibles and Animal Tracking. To find out more about The Trustees in Cape Ann, please call Ramona Latham at 978.281.8400.

About The Trustees of Reservations in the Northeast

On the North Shore, The Trustees own and manage some 20 reservations in Essex County including: Appleton Farms and Appleton Grass Rides, Castle Hill, Crane Beach and the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Crowninshield Island, Greenwood Farm, Long Hill’s Sedwick Gardens, Old Town Hill, Pine and Hemlock Knoll, Stevens-Coolidge Place, Ward Reservation and Weir Hill. Encompassing 5,794 acres, these properties contain some of the most spectacular natural, historic and cultural resources in Massachusetts and offer woodlands and hilltops, coastlines, great estates, historic houses and gardens as well as programs such as outdoor concerts, farm days, summer camps and plant sales throughout the region. To find out more about The Trustees in the Northeast, please call 978.921.1944.

About The Trustees of Reservations Statewide

The Trustees are 100,000 people like you, from every corner of Massachusetts, who share a deep set of similar values ‘ a love of the land, the outdoors, and the distinctive charms of New England’as well as a shared vision of celebrating and protecting these special places for everyone, forever.

Founded in 1891 by Charles Eliot, an open space visionary and prot_g_ of the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, The Trustees of Reservations are the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization. With 99 reservations, comprising nearly 25,000 acres’all open to the public’Trustees properties are tremendously diverse. From mountains, open meadows and parks, to working farms, stately homes and gardens, 70 miles of stunning coastline, and five National Historic landmarks, Trustees reservations offer something for everyone.

The Trustees also hold perpetual conservation restrictions on more than 16,000 acres’a total larger than any other conservation organization in Massachusetts’permanently protecting scenic and natural areas from development, and have worked with communities and other conservation partners to assist in the protection of another 16,000+ acres around the state.

The Trustees’ volunteers, members, donors, staff, and governing board all ‘hold in trust,’ and care for nearly 100 places of cultural, natural, and historical significance, called “reservations.”

Statewide, The Trustees employ 165 full-time, 46 regular part-time, and 350-400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning. To apply for employment opportunities, request a speaker for an event, become an organizational partner, and/or interview Trustees’ experts on important topics and issues, please contact www.thetrustees.org