Darrell B. Jackson, president and CEO at Seaway Bank and Trust, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Morton Arboretum. He succeeds W. Robert Reum, chairman, president and CEO of Amsted Industries, who served in that role for the past 13 years.
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- Ever wonder where the Arboretum’s plants came from? The Morton Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Plant Hunters, offers a fun look at plant exploration and collecting. Housed at the Sterling Morton Library, the new library exhibit not only highlights the crucial research that takes place at The Morton Arboretum but brings awareness to the work of other notable plant researchers throughout history.
- The Morton Arboretum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to migrate its Living Collections and Herbarium data to the Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System known as BRAHMS. The Morton Arboretum is the first U.S-based arboreta to employ BRAHMS, which was developed at the University of Oxford.
- The bounty of a fall farmer’s market will come to life in colorful blown glass as The Morton Arboretum welcomes back the Glass Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 15-19. More than 3,000 one-of-a-kind blown glass pieces will be on display and available for purchase during this annual event, including a new “Farmer’s Market,” featuring handmade blown-glass leaves, various fruits and vegetables.
Trees are good, right? Planting trees is the right thing to do. They make the world greener, healthier, and more beautiful. That is what we know and promote at The Morton Arboretum.
- The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum will get a running start as the 11th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 5.