White House Gardens Lecture at National Museum of Play September 26

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

August 24, 2011

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Trien, 585-410-6359, strien@thestrong.org
Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@thestrong.org

White House Gardens Lecture
Presented by Rochester Garden Club
at the National Museum of Play® on September 26

Learn the fascinating history of the White House Gardens at a lecture by American historian and author William Seale presented by the Rochester Garden Club and open to the public (advance ticket purchase required). The lecture takes place at The Strong’s National Museum of Play Monday, September 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person (does not include museum admission).

Dr. Seale is a specialist in historic house restoration, and editor of White House History, the award-winning journal of the White House Historical Association. He is also author of numerous books about the White House including The President’s House: A History, two volumes (White House Historical Association, 1986 and 2008), The White House: History of an American Idea (White House Historical Association, 2005); Recreating the Historic House Interior (American Association for State and Local History Press, 1988), and the The White House: an Historic Guide (5th anniversary edition).

Seale’s numerous restoration projects include the state capitols of Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama and his restoration projects for historic houses include Rochester’s George Eastman House.

The Strong’s founder, the late Margaret Woodbury Strong, was a member of the Rochester Garden Club, and the Club is a generous funder of The Strong’s outdoor Discovery Garden. For tickets and additional information, call 585-263-2700.