Wildflower Walk with Cornelia Warren 2010
May 14, 2010
from 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm
|Where||UMASS Center Waltham, 240 Beaver Street|
|Contact Name||Cindy Hutchison|
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Join Cornelia Warren for a wildflower walk at Cedar Hill!
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.
We will start the walk across the street from the current Cedar Hill at the UMASS Waltham Center but then cross the street to walk in Cedar Hill. Both of these areas were part of the Warren family holdings. 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 appropriate clothes for the weather -- long sleeves (to protect from insects) and long pants (to protect against poison ivy) and sturdy shoes. Straw hats optional!