Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Earth Stewardship, Outdoor Learning, Food Consciousness, Arts and Rural Culture, Well-Balanced Life museum, nat'l historic site, & edu. outreach center

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum (LHBM) is the birthplace and childhood home of America's Father of Modern Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954), built in the Greek Revival style in 1858. We are a National Historic Place on the National Register of Historic Places; the only museum in the world dedicated solely to Bailey's life and work; a botanic garden featuring a collection of interpretive horticultural gardens, community garden plots, and a wooded nature trail; a research center featuring one of the most extensive library collections of Bailey's publications in the world and recently the home of the Bailey Family Library Collection spanning 1,000+ volumes; the site of South Haven's historic blacksmith's shop; and an educational outreach center serving the greater South Haven community. We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to you, your friends, and your family to come investigate one of history's most interesting characters. Feel free to join us for events throughout the summer and fall, and, if you're so inclined, we hope you'll make a small contribution to help keep Bailey's beliefs alive. Summer hours run May through September. During the "off-season," we are open by appointment only, but do give us a ring, and we'll set up a time to meet and show you the place! Please send mail to P. O. Box 626. Follow us on Twitter @LHBMuseum or on Google+ at www.google.com/+LibertyHydeBaileyMuseumSouthHaven. Treasurer of the Board of Trustees Joan Hiddema. "Little children love the dandelions: why may not we?" -LHB

Mission: We are dedicated to educating people about America’s Father of Modern Horticulture, Liberty Hyde Bailey. He believed in putting people in sympathy with their environment. We strive to fulfill his vision.

The National Regenerative Agriculture Day
07/04/2019

The National Regenerative Agriculture Day

Why Trees & Forests are so Important to Regenerative Agriculture.

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06/25/2019

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Always fun, interesting, and an opportunity to start your Holiday shopping early.
06/24/2019

Always fun, interesting, and an opportunity to start your Holiday shopping early.

When I saw this, I thought of the South Haven's Kids Collaborative and its purpose.  The Collaborative is more successfu...
06/22/2019

When I saw this, I thought of the South Haven's Kids Collaborative and its purpose. The Collaborative is more successful than the participating organizations had hope. Thank you South Haven Community.

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06/21/2019

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Will make for a great Friday afternoon.
06/20/2019

Will make for a great Friday afternoon.

You will enjoy! Just imagine 27 kids on stage. Exciting.

It's a great summer in South Haven.
06/20/2019

It's a great summer in South Haven.

The First Week of the South Haven Kids' Collaborative is almost over.

Many say a picture is worth a thousand words. The following pictures are worth thousands of words.

The pictures are of:

Acting Up! Musical Theater Camp
Bailey Budding Naturalist Camp
South Haven Yacht Club - Junior Sailing

06/17/2019
MLive.com

Maybe Ann Arbor hasn't had as much rain.

University of Michigan's peony garden is in full bloom but the sweet smelling flowers don't last long. Get to Nichols Arboretum while you can still catch a whiff!

Cornell Botanic Gardens
06/12/2019

Cornell Botanic Gardens

A beautiful day to dedicate a beautiful piece of art, the Double Allium by Jenny Pickford, given by Anne Moffat ‘69 and Keith Moffat. #Cornell #CornellReunion #cornellbotanicgardens #art #CornellCALS

It is a delightful exhibit.  You will enjoy.
06/12/2019

It is a delightful exhibit. You will enjoy.

These beautiful small sculptures are exhibited in What’s Next: through JulY 6 Artist Marian Anderson:
Raised in Highland, Illinois, I had the privilege at ages 11 and 12 to attend Saturday art classes, then summer classes at ages 13–15 at Washington University in St. Louis. This undoubtedly laid the groundwork for my life-long passion for the visual arts.
I began to develop my own aesthetic while working toward my 1943 BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (UI). As a trained artist I found work in an all-women advertising agency in Chicago, but called on by a past professor, I returned to teach at UI from 1946 to 1949. Living in Chicago with its abundance of art museums and galleries was a boon to me during those early years, and I managed to do some freelancing there for a while, too. And I got married.
My husband John Anderson––a late-in-life stained glass artist––and I, raised four children (born in four years) in Joliet, Illinois. To help pay for childcare, I had my own advertising art business in the garage, working solely for banks in Chicago. Art was an important part of family life and our children were exposed to a plethora of outlets for their own creative juices. It may be in the genes; our children and several of our grandchildren became artists.
Along with family, art has been my life, never far out of my focus. I often think of the Bauhaus artists and other major minimalists and artists and sculptors of the 20th century as old friends, having followed their careers so closely through the decades.
To this day, I am curious to a fault and can’t get enough of viewing and reading about art and making art myself. At age 98, I’m still producing on a regular basis, including an 8-week stay in Santa Fe each winter where I work daily in clay. I am equally at home working in 3D, sketching, drawing, or painting; my interest has never waned.
Dorris Akers and I have been friends for 43 years, having met in 1976 when we both rented studio space from South Haven native son artist Ted Dickerson. Our enduring friendship has revolved around our mutual interests in art, independent film, food, family and a general zest for life

What a great opportunity for South Haven's Kids.  This is what happens working together.
06/10/2019

What a great opportunity for South Haven's Kids. This is what happens working together.

How wonderful.  John Lindstrom will be a speaker at the 2019 Bailey Conference in South Haven on October 5, 2019.  More ...
06/07/2019

How wonderful. John Lindstrom will be a speaker at the 2019 Bailey Conference in South Haven on October 5, 2019.

More information forthcoming.

It's our pleasure to announce, on the one-year anniversary of our social media campaign #DailyLHBailey, that John Linstrom has signed a contract with Cornell University Press to serve as general editor of a forthcoming series of books by and about the great Progressive-Era horticulturist, philosopher, educator, poet, administrator, and naturist Liberty Hyde Bailey!

The series will bring back to print in new editions many of Bailey's best books of "earth-philosophy," as he called it, and will also publish new scholarship on Bailey's life and legacy. You can read more about this exciting development on John's website, here: https://www.johnlinstrom.com/news/53-announcing-a-new-book-series-from-cornell-university-press

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Image: adapted from George Silk, "Liberty Hyde Bailey and his books," Images from Cornell's Rare Book and Manuscript Collections, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Library, Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections, c2005, https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:545630.

06/07/2019
Kingdoms

Kingdoms

Breathtaking diversity of a meadow 😍😍😍

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06/05/2019
When to Cut Leaves Down on Daffodils

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Daffodils (Narcissus spp.) are perennial flowers that add color and shape to springtime landscaping. Blooming in various shades of yellow, white, orange, pink and cream, daffodils thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 to 10. Depending on their environment, flowers need a minimal...

Interesting
05/31/2019

Interesting

It's been a wet winter & spring, which means MORE BUGS! Plant these to keep pests away!

What fun.  think what you could do with an old bike!!!
05/30/2019

What fun. think what you could do with an old bike!!!

Art Bikes!
South Haven, Michigan Summer 2019
We are celebrating South Haven’s designation as one of the first Pure Michigan Trail Towns. Art Bikes is a project of the South Haven Center for the Arts and the Art on the Town Committee. We are inviting artists, store owners, and residents to decorate a bicycle for display around town this summer! We would like a concentration of bicycles in downtown South Haven. We will make a map of the bike locations that we hope will drive visitors to each site. We would love for you to join us in decorating the town with bicycles that celebrate South Haven and bicycling!

Let us know how you would like to participate:
Are you a business owner or location that needs a bicycle to decorate?
Do you need an artist to decorate your bicycle?
Are you an artist who would like to decorate a bicycle but do not have a spot for it?
We will try to match you up!

Bicycles for this project have been very generously donated by Rock N' Road, Cycle-Re-Cycle and members of the South Haven Center for the Arts. Send an email to [email protected] and we will tell you how to get your bicycle. This project is in partnership with the South Haven Visitors Bureau

Timeline: Bicycles will be available for pick-up at Rock n' Road through June 28, or until supplies are gone. Please register with SHCA via email. Bicylces will be debuted in the parade on July 4th and then chained at their location until September 15. We will provide a lock and project signage. There will be a silent auction online for the duration of the display, and proceeds will go to support the South Haven Center for the Arts. Once registered you will receive meet up location for parade. Beautiful bikes here by Kathy Kreager and Michele Blackmon. @kathykreager @rocknroadcyclesouthhaven

You will enjoy.
05/29/2019

You will enjoy.

It was such a joy to celebrate the opening of What’s Next? this past Saturday with artists Marian Anderson and Dorris Akers! We are grateful for all the work of Joan Bonnette, exhibition curator, in bringing this beautiful exhibition together. If you missed the opening and would like to meet the artists, you can do so on Thursday, June 6 from 4-6pm. This exhibition will be on display through July 6, 2019. #southhavenarts #michiganartists #southhavenmichigan

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05/27/2019

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If you have HHW (household hazardous waste) that you can't use up and you can't share with someone, please plan to bring it to one of our HHW Collections this year! See the flyer for a list of what we're accepting, and if you have specific questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is honored to be part of this exhibit.
05/26/2019

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum is honored to be part of this exhibit.

Today, the Detroit Institute of Art installed 15 high quality reproductions of art from their collections throughout South Haven including in our parks and public areas as part of their award winning program Inside|Out. All pieces are accessible to the public. We hope you will enjoy finding them all! Maps will be available starting in June. The City of South Haven and the DIA were wonderful partners in this project! #diainsideout #southhavenarts #publicart #southhavenmichigan #gratitude Detroit Institute of Arts

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05/11/2019

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TIP: Morel hunters beware the False Morel They are poisonous, the stem goes up into the cap instead of joining it at the base. Be careful out there...

The Conference Committee is looking forward to John and John speaking at the Conference and introducing their book to So...
05/09/2019

The Conference Committee is looking forward to John and John speaking at the Conference and introducing their book to South Haven and Michigan.

We're excited to share The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener's Companion with you this fall! Mark your calendars now for these book events, with more to come:

September 15: Book Launch at Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca, NY, with Bailey scholar Scott Peters and editors John A. Stempien and John Linstrom

October 5: Editors John A. Stempien and John Linstrom will be featured as keynote speakers at the Second Annual Bailey Conference at the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum in South Haven, MI

We're also hoping to get a New York City event together around September 16 or so, and we would love to do something in East Lansing, so stay tuned for more!

And preorder your copy today, here: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140106799160

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05/08/2019

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It's that season: Knotweed is starting its rapid growth in Southwest Michigan! This plant may look like bamboo, but can cause major problems with dense roots that can break through hardtops and foundations. If you think you have knotweed and need help, contact the SW X SW Corner CISMA!

05/03/2019

Don't forget --At the Museum
Saturday, May 4, 2019 --
Foundry Hall Concert

Sunday, May 5, 2019 --
History Club's Projects Exhibit.

Plan to join us.

Just had to share.  These are wonderful.
04/30/2019

Just had to share. These are wonderful.

04/30/2019
The Surf Slab

Something not only to think about, but do.

We love this short animation about plastic trash!
Please don't throw your trash on the beach, public parks, or streets!

#keepouroceansclean #plasticfreeoceans #dontlitter #stoppollution
#surfer #surf #ocean #sea #keepouroceansclean #plasticfreeoceans #stoppollution #protectouroceans #noplastic #plasticfree

04/25/2019

HISTORY CLUB UPDATES AND UPCOMING NEWS 4/24/19
THIS FRIDAY, April 26, 2019, student members of the HISTORY CLUB competing in the state competition will be leaving from the SH High School front parking lot at 1:00 p.m. to head toward Bay City. The parade route will be-SHHS to Center to Phoenix to the main light at Broadway. Please join us in sending them off in style!

The State competition encompasses both peninsulas and only two winners are chosen in each category to advance to Nationals in DC. Our students have worked very hard to get this far as Regional representatives. Let’s wish them all the best of luck and we are proud of their academic achievements.

The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum Board of Trustees and Staff wish the members of the History Club the best of luck as they compete in in the State Competition.

GO RAMS!!!

Domestic Violence Resource Center
04/22/2019

Domestic Violence Resource Center

Happy Earth Day! 💚🌎💜

One of the presenters at the 2019 Bailey Conference.
04/22/2019

One of the presenters at the 2019 Bailey Conference.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 🌏🌍🌎
-Jane Goodall
#EarthDay2019

Spring Bird Walks and Botany for Beginners
04/19/2019

Spring Bird Walks and
Botany for Beginners

Liberty Hyde Bailey Books
04/18/2019

Liberty Hyde Bailey Books

"A garden is the best of remedies for that commonest of melancholies, the habit of grumbling at the weather."

#DailyLHBailey, A Reverie of Gardens, By L.H. Bailey, 1901

‪Available in The Liberty Hyde Bailey Gardener’s Companion: Essential Writings, forthcoming from Cornell University Press—more info and preorder here: https://issuu.com/cornelluniversitypress/docs/comstock_2019_for_issuu/2
‬#GardenersCompanion #lhbailey #libertyhydebailey #gardening #nature #weather

Many of you will be interested.
04/17/2019
Become a Michigan Master Naturalist

Many of you will be interested.

Bringing nature home is the motto for Michigan Master Naturalists as they learn about conservation. Master Naturalists do this through gaining understanding of the interconnectedness of native plants and animals and human activity.

04/14/2019
Next Observer

Next Observer

Mushroom Bloom Timelapse (Music by Black Box)

04/11/2019
It's Okay to be Smart • PBS

I know many of you will enjoy!

The monarch butterfly migration is one of nature’s greatest events. I got to go there. Get ready for an amazing story of science, instinct, and navigation. Then, follow me to Atlas Obscura to learn about the discovery of this place.

EARTH DAY EVENTS at the BAILEY MUSEUM
04/08/2019

EARTH DAY EVENTS at the BAILEY MUSEUM

04/08/2019

The BEST time to plant a tree was 20 YEARS AGO. The second best time is NOW.

Remember the Van Buren County Conservation District's Tree Sale at the Bailey Museum on April 18, 19, 20.

The Pollinator Partnership
04/06/2019

The Pollinator Partnership

The webpage for our Endangered Pollinators and Their Habitats poster is live! Learn about the plants, pollinators, and artist by visiting https://pollinator.org/shop/posters!

Art by Carol Schwartz 🦇

#bee #bees #nativebees #solitarybees #bumblebee #bumblebees #butterfly #butterflies #moths #bird #birds #bats #pollinator #pollinators #flower #flowers #wildflowers #nativeflowers #insect #bugs #nature #wildlife #conservation #endangered #endangeredpollinators #plants #habitat #pollinatorhabitat

Had to share.  It caught my attention.  Yes, come for trees and come on April 20th for all the Bailey Museum Earth Day A...
04/04/2019

Had to share. It caught my attention. Yes, come for trees and come on April 20th for all the Bailey Museum Earth Day Activities.

In fact check out this FB page tomorrow -- later in the day -- with all the Museum Earth Day Activities. The Museum's Education Committee spent 2 hours last evening firming up plans and coming up with great prizes.

I'm thinking maybe we need to have refreshments. What do you think? Comment.

We don't want to tell you how to live your life, but we do suggest pre-ordering tree seedlings for the best selection...

https://shop.vanburencd.org/

I receive many interesting posts on my FB page.  I think that people who follow the Liberty Hyde Bailey FB page may find...
04/01/2019

I receive many interesting posts on my FB page. I think that people who follow the Liberty Hyde Bailey FB page may find them interesting. So, I just share. I learn from each of them. I hope you do also.

Butterfly Lovers! This is for you! 🦋🐛

A little thing each of us can do that can make a difference.
03/31/2019

A little thing each of us can do that can make a difference.

Thought you might be interested in this.
03/28/2019

Thought you might be interested in this.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally...
Photo: Stefan Berger / fotograf-stefan-berger.de

The illustrations are lovely.  Makes one think of Bailey.  Makes one think of our planet.  Take time and enjoy.
03/27/2019
Robert Frost’s “Birches”

The illustrations are lovely. Makes one think of Bailey. Makes one think of our planet. Take time and enjoy.

A watercolor illustration of Robert Frost’s poem “Birches.” Art by Julian Peters. “So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be. It’s when I’m weary of considerations, And life is too much like a pathless wood…”

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