A Wildflower Walk with Cornelia Warren
May 18, 2008
from 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
|Where||Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham|
|Contact Name||Jennifer Rose|
|Contact Phone||(781) 893-3355|
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A guided walk, followed by a picnic with live music
Our walk, led by "Cornelia Warren" (also known as WLT board member Lesya Struz), will take place at the height of the spring wildflower season, when the woods and fields of Cedar Hill will be ablaze with trillium and other wildflowers.
Following the walk, we will have a small picnic with cucumber sandwiches and fruit tea generously provided by The Tea Leaf, Waltham's destination for all things tea-related, while being serenaded with live music from Rebecca Strauss of Melodic Vision/Riverview Chamber Players.
From the 1850's on, the S. D. Warren family acquired land in Waltham. The largest tract was located on both sides of Beaver Street just east of the Lyman Estate lands. This tract, the Warrens' homestead, was known as Cedar Hill. Upon the death of her mother, Cornelia Warren acquired Cedar Hill and ran a successful farm and dairy operation there. She was a leader in the development of sustainable agriculture with innovative uses of the property. Ever the philanthropist, she instructed her trustees to partition the Cedar Hill estate and give the lands to institutions which would preserve the lands for public education and enjoyment. In spite of changes to ownership of the former Cedar Hill estate, the people of Waltham continue to benefit from her largesse.
Free and open to the public. Please wear long pants (to protect against poison ivy) and sturdy shoes. Straw hats optional!
Reservations requested so that there will be sufficient food for all attendees. Please email us or call (781) 893-3355.