Feature Stories

Katharine Reynolds chose to locate her formal gardens along a public road. Which leads to the question, were the gardens meant to be public? Private? Or a hybrid of both?
Make connections between the plants in the Greenhouse and our responsibility to protect their native habitats.
Before the planning for the Formal Gardens was even completed, which would not be until 1913, construction began on Reynolda’s Greenhouse.
By Phil Archer, Deputy Director By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, Rose the firs with cones upon them… From The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1855) hiawatha_01_website.jpg […]
*See credit below post Two centuries separate these portraits of two young women, but seeing them side by side today generates many questions around the idea of the portrait and what it says about changing notions of American girlhood. What does each portrait tells us about the subjects’ world? Their personalities? The expectations each had […]
April 3, 2013 It would seem obvious that a prominent family such as the Reynolds would have various types of art and paintings hanging on their walls, but it is only recently during our current project that we are making connections to which pieces we still have that the family purchased. By conducting provenance research […]