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The Forgotten Botanist: A Conversation with the Author

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join author Wynne Brown on Sunday, March 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust theater at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West for a presentation, conversation with the author, and book signing for her new book, The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art, the biography of Sara Plummer Lemmon for whom Mount Lemmon is named.

This extraordinary narrative chronicles Sara Plummer Lemmon’s adventures in botany in the American West with her husband, botanist John Gill Lemmon. Together the two discovered hundreds of new plant species, many of them illustrated by Sara, an accomplished artist. Although she became an acknowledged botanical expert and lecturer, Sara’s considerable contributions to scientific knowledge were credited merely as “J.G. Lemmon & wife.” A story of curiosity, tenacity and grit, you’ll enjoy hearing about Brown’s own journey of discovery that brought to light this timeless tale about a woman who discovered who she was by leaving everything behind.

To learn more about Wynne Brown, visit www.wynnebrown.com.


March 6
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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