Mapping the Oasis Garden Club, 1954-1967 – Multi-Day Exhibit, 2022

PHS McLean Library is pleased to present a virtual exhibition, “Mapping the Oasis Garden Club, 1954-1967.”

October 7, 2022 – January 15, 2023
McLean Library. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Mapping the Oasis Garden Club, 1954-1967” follows the news coverage of the Club by the Philadelphia Tribune and is documented by images from the Louise Bush-Brown Neighborhood Garden Association Collection. Under the leadership of Elizabeth J. Forrester, director of Women’s and Girls’ program at Western Community House, 1613 South Street, the Oasis Garden Club was organized in February 1954. At its height, the Club’s African-American membership numbered more than 50 blocks and operated in roughly the area of Pine Street to Washington Avenue, and west of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River.