Apples: A New England History


Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Apples image for lecture

Registration for this event is at FULL capacity. We regret that tickets will not be available at the door.

Rowan Jacobsen, Author; Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple. Originally from the mountains of Kazakhstan, apples have seduced bees, intoxicated monks, nourished colonists, and inspired artists, from Paul Cézanne to Rudolf Blaschka, who created Harvard’s collection of botanically precise glass apples (now on view in the Glass Flowers gallery). James Beard Award- winning author, Rowan Jacobsen, will discuss his book, Apples of Uncommon Character, and will explore the surprising ways in which the apple has shaped New England history. A tasting of heirloom ciders from Vermont’s Eden Specialty Ciders will follow the talk.

Advance registration required. Event is 21+.

Lecture and Book Signing.
Free and open to the public.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Reception sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi

Visit the HMNH exhibit Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease in the Glass Flowers Gallery

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