A series of presentations, including a dramatic performance, a plant walk and sale, and lectures at UGA will mark the 250th anniversary of the natural history expedition of John and William Bartram in Colonial Georgia.
Based on John Bartram’s journal account of their travels, this celebration marks their sojourn in Georgia between Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 1765.
Dorinda Dallmeyer, president of the Bartram Trail Conference, is coordinating the UGA events. She directs the UGA Environmental Ethics Certificate Program and her edited anthology, Bartram’s Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South, was published in 2010.
John Bartram was a third-generation Pennsylvania Quaker with a curiosity and reverence for nature as well as a passion for scientific inquiry. In 1765, Bartram was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III and, with his son William, set out for South Carolina, Georgia and Florida on a collecting trip that would last two years.
A complete schedule of events is at http://t.uga.edu/1Hk.