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History Happy Hour: The Cemetery Language of Flowers
March 23, 2021 , 6:00pm – 7:00pm
In the Victorian era, floriography—or the language of flowers—was a sensation, with bouquets and arrangements often carrying cryptic meanings. You would need a flora dictionary (no joke!) to decipher them.
This interest in the symbolism of flowers made its way into fashion, art, and even cemeteries, where roses, poppies, daisies, and lilies all held specific meanings. This program will examine floral symbolism both at Green-Wood and beyond. So when you’re walking a local cemetery this spring, you’ll be able to appreciate the significance of the blossoms around you—whether both carved in stone or sprouting from the ground!
While we can’t actually bring the bar or the drinks to you, we can offer some history on tap! Bring your own beverage–why not try our recommended cocktail of the evening–and raise a glass to the past as we stay connected through our latest series, History Happy Hour.
$9 / $4 for members. A Zoom link and recipe will be in your confirmation email upon registration.
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