Title: The Rockwood Garden Club
The Rockwood Garden Club Collection, 1947-1965, includes photographs, a yearbook, a cookbook, a flower show program, and three large scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and programs concerning the activities of the club. The Rockwood Garden Club was organized in September 1942 “to be dedicated to the ideal of a more beautiful community.” It was involved in garden therapy and also participated in flower and garden shows and other seasonal events.
Title: Rockwood Garden Club Scrapbooks
The Rockwood Garden Club Scrapbooks, 1942-1967, include newspaper clippings, programs, annual reports, meeting minutes, photographs, and awards documenting the club’s first 25 years. The Rockwood Garden Club was organized in September 1942 “to be dedicated to the ideal of a more beautiful community.” Neighborhood garden clubs appeared in 1942 due to gas rationing and accompanying transportation difficulty; it became difficult for many former members of the larger Garden Club of Durham to attend central meetings. The early activities of the club ranged from canning vegetables to combat food shortages to securing garbage collection, and the club continued throughout the years to perform a wide array of community service. The collection materials were compiled by historian Esther Bagwell and are divided into two three-ring binders entitled, “Publicity” and “History.”
Last Update: September 20, 2010