12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102

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Rick McCourt, Curator of Botany, Director of Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will discuss Lewis and Clark and their agricultural-related explorations. There are 222 dried, pressed plants in the Lewis & Clark Herbarium that reside in the Academy of Natural Sciences and another 10 specimens of Meriwether Lewis reside in the Royal Botanical Garden in Kew, England. Connections between the Lewis & Clark Herbarium with several prominent horticultural people in the late 1800s, will be discussed. Union League


  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 with meet and greet at 11:30 am.; luncheon at noon; and program at 1:00 pm.
  • Registration fee is $35 and pre-registration is required.  Vegetarian meals are available in scheduled at registration.  Register by contacting pspaonline@gmail.com with the name(s) of the people attending, their affiliations, and emails.
  • Make check out to Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and mail to PSPA Treasurer, 816 Brookwood Lane,
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
  • Click here and follow the link to purchase your ticket for luncheon meetings with PayPal or Credit Card.
  • Dress Code at Union League is Business Casual – collared shirts, long pants (not jeans) for men; for women, long pants (not jeans), skirts, dresses and business casual tops

Contact Scott Sheely at pspaonline@gmail.com with any questions.  Registrations ends by COB on Monday, April 29, 2024.