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Coffee & Collections: History of the Juneau Garden Club

October 2017


Pansy Bed, Caroline Jensen, 1965. Donated by the Caroline Jensen Estate. JDCM 2006.11.432A.

Join us at the City Museum for our first Coffee & Collections of the 2107-18 season, where Elfrida Nord will present on her research of the 90-year history of the Juneau Garden Club. Nord began with one question, “Who was C.H. Flory?”, and through her subsequent research, she has discovered that the history of the Garden Club parallels the development of the City of Juneau. Over the years, active members such as Marie Drake, Adelaide Holbrook, and Ann Colman never ceased in their efforts to clean-up and beautify downtown Juneau. Using updated equipment available at the Alaska State Library, Nord has been able to discover new documentation on the Garden Club’s history, and her research is ongoing. Elfrida Nord is a self-appointed historian for Juneau Garden Club. She is a retired nurse who has lived in Alaska since 1970 and in Juneau since 1984. She has been an active member of Juneau Garden Club since her retirement in 1997. She was a major contributor to Gardening in Southeast Alaska, 3rd Edition. Besides working on the Garden Club’s history, she is a major player in the annual plant sale and is the current Treasurer. Coffee & Collections is a free event, and coffee will be provided thanks to a generous donation by Heritage Coffee Company.





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