Inspired by Amy Stewart’s best-selling book, “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities”, Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is a fun-filled, family-friendly look at some of the world’s most dangerous plants, many of which are commonly found in homes and gardens.
Exciting interactives fill a Victorian-era ramschackled home, where visitors move from room-to-room uncovering secrets and learning about the history, science, and legend of various medicinal and poisonous plant life.
Funded by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation.
Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and even purchase the work of these artists’ to liven up your home.
FREE Community Event
Amy Stewart is the author of “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities.” This best-selling book has been transformed into a fun-filled, family-friendly traveling exhibit that gives visitors a hands-on experience with some of the world’s most diabolical botanicals. Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is being housed at Minnetrista until May 19. Come listen to Amy discuss her book and the exhibit on April 4. Amy’s book will be available for sale at the event.
Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is funded by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation and based on the New York Times best-selling book, “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities,” by Author Amy Stewart, Algonquin Press, New York, N.Y. © 2009
After renovations, a reimagined experience is coming to Minnetrista! Oakhurst Experience tells the story of the George and Frances Ball family through the eyes of their daughter, Elisabeth, “Betty”. With an emphasis on literacy, canning, gardens, and family, visitors will explore the historical Ball family home full of interactive experiences.
Join us at the Grand Opening on April 13 for music, food, and beverages. In keeping with the history of the home, there will be poetry readings and book giveaways as well. The Grand Opening will provide the community its first look into what is sure to be a gathering place for families for years to come!
Cost: $5; member discounts apply (kids 3 and under free)