“The Flora of the Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie: Past and Present.” Public Exhibit
Date and time: Sunday April 3, 2022 from 12:30 until 3:00 PM
Location: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton, NE
On Sunday April 3, Doane University and Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center will present “The Flora of the Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie: Past and Present.” This exhibit highlights the research about the "human ecology of Nebraska's tallgrass prairie" conducted by Doane History majors, and focuses on the work Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center does to preserve the endangered tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Unique items from the Doane University Perkins Library and Archives, including the botanical watercolors of Mary Doane, the sister of Doane's founder, Thomas Doane and materials related to Goodwin Swezey and the Doane Herbarium, which he created while a faculty member at what was then known as Doane College.
"The Flora of the Tallgrass Prairie" is part of the "Humanities Research for the Public Good" grant program by the Council of Independent Colleges and is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.