Ellsworth Public Library

Mary Ann Clark: Her Legacy in Ellsworth Gardens

October 28, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Mary Ann Clark was a precocious Ellsworth teenager in the late 1800s who, after attempts at a career as a china and fine art painter, began training as a gardener and landscape architect with an apprenticeship at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. She was a member and past vice president of the Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine. From the early 1900s until the late 1930s she headed M.A. Clark Inc., a major Ellsworth greenhouse and florist. Clark was an important voice at the beginning of the Ellsworth Garden Club; it is said she chose the club’s name. 

Terri Weed Cormier, a lifelong Ellsworth resident and past president of the Ellsworth Historical Society, has a vast knowledge of the city’s history from partnerships with Ellsworth historian/authors such as Mark Honey, Deale Salisbury, and Darlene Springer. Her own investigations into the stories and artifacts of Ellsworth have shed much light on our past.

All Big Read events are free and open to the public, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from Arts Midwest.

Questions? Feel free to email neabigreadellsworth@gmail.com or call the library (667-6363).

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