Date and Time:
Date(s) - Saturday, May 21st, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for the eighth annual Garden Heritage Celebration. This year’s celebration will feature Norfolk Public School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone, as keynote speaker. Barbara Ciara, Managing Editor at WTKR NewsChannel 3 & WGNT Channel 27 will serve as this year’s mistress of ceremonies. This event began in 2009 with the unveiling of the commemorative sculpture Breaking Ground and dedication of the WPA Memorial Garden. The memorial honors and celebrates the contributions of the 220 African American workers whose labor created the Garden. Complimentary admission to the Garden between 9am and noon.
Invocation: Father Matthias Lusembo
Guest Speaker: Dr. Melinda Boone
Reading of WPA Names: Dr. Amellia Ross-Hammond, NSU Professor and VA Beach City Council
At the beginning of the WPA ceremony, the Garden will televise the dedication of the much anticipated Intertwined sculpture. After the ceremony and dedication, join us for refreshments and meet Authors Amy Yansinske and Martha Williams in Baker Hall.
Norfolk Botanical Garden