Ribbon Cutting for Mary Jerdone Coleman’s Garden at Patapsco Female Institute

The new interpretive feature “Mary Jerdone Coleman’s Garden at Patapsco Female Institute” opens with a ribbon cutting and celebration.

Date

Saturday, Jun 04 2022

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Patapsco Female Institute
3655 Church Road, Ellicott City MD 21043

Hosted by Howard County Recreation & Parks and the Howard County Garden Club. Based on flower pressings from former student Mary Jerdone Coleman’s journal, the new feature highlights the teachings of renowned botanist Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, the institute’s principal.

Perched at Ellicott City’s highest point, the Patapsco Female Institute offered a revolutionary curriculum to young women from 1837-1891. The school earned a national reputation for its inclusion of botany, chemistry, and mathematics in a time where it was believed that women could not learn such subjects.

READ Washington Post Magazine article 

Weather

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Humidity: 100 %
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Organizer

Howard County Recreation & Parks
Phone
(410) 313-0421
Website
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap