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General Meeting (Via ZOOM)

March 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tyler Formal Gardens: The Role of Stella Elkins Tyler

Presented by Lyle L. Rosenberger

This lecture is set within the “golden age of American gardens” (1890 – 1940) and illustrates how the gardens at Indian Council Rock — the estate of George F. and Stella Elkins Tyler — reflected values of wealth at this time. The cast who made this happen include Stella Elkins Tyler and numerous supporting characters. The story is indeed unique to Bucks County; creating for the Newtown area a time never to be forgotten.

Lyle L. Rosenberger biography
Lyle Rosenberger, a graduate of Lehigh University, is Professor Emeritus at Bucks County Community College, where he taught full-time for nearly 40 years. In 1991, he founded the Historic Preservation Certificate Program and served as its coordinator until 2005. He is a passionate promoter of preservation and taught the history of garden restoration and archaeology at the community college for many years.

His current interest extends to research on the history of Tyler Hall and its formal gardens. In 2006, Lyle was awarded the James Marston Fitch Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council for Preservation Education, and in 2008, he received the James Biddle Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation.

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Topic: Lyle L. Rosenberger – Tyler Formal Gardens: The Role of Stella Elkins Tyler
Time: Mar 15, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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March 15, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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