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Plants Go to War: Author Visit & Book Talk

Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

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As the first botanical history of World War II, “Plants Go to War” examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Vegetables provided the wartime diet both in North America and Europe, where vitamin-rich carrots, cabbages, and potatoes nourished millions. In the Pacific, survival manuals detailed edible plants on Pacific islands. Join author Judith Summer for this fascinating look at the history of World War II.

Special Instructions: Parking outside the Wenham Museum is available free of charge in the public lot located next door to the museum. The doors to the lecture hall will open at 10:15 a.m. so that guests may choose their seats.

Reservations: wenhammuseum.org/programs


Wenham Museum



132 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984

132 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984



Accessible / Wheelchair or stroller accommodating

Parking Available

Restrooms Available

Event Category

  • Civic
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Lecture/Talk
  • Museum

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