Wistariahurst Museum, Exhibit
May 18 - June 30
May 18th-June 30th, 2023, dawn until dusk.
Discover the wonders of pollination at Wistariahurst Gardens! Join us for “Pollination Investigation,” a captivating exhibition that celebrates the vital relationship between pollinators and flowers. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more as you explore their favorite flowers and learn about the fascinating process of fertilization. With bilingual posters and a field-journal theme, this exhibition will inspire you to marvel at the natural world and discover the beauty of Wistariahurst Gardens. Don’t miss this free event, brought to you by Smithsonian Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the National Museum of Natural Historywith funding provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
“Pollination Investigation” showcases how pollinators are vital for a strong ecosystem as most plants need their help to fertilize flowers and reproduce. The exhibition features seven “pollinator profiles” for bees, beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, flies, moths, and wind (along with special references to bats and water). Using a field-journal theme, each profile describes the pollinators’ favorite flowers based on floral characteristics encouraging exploration into flower shape, color, scent, and more. The set of 14 posters is bilingual (English and Spanish) and designed to educate and inspire people to explore the natural world looking at flowers and insects. This poster exhibit is not only great for family fun, but it is free to the public during our garden’s open hours. Explore, discover, and engage in this fun event at Wistariahurst!
Wistariahurst is an educational and cultural center owned and operated by the City of Holyoke and supported by The Wistariahurst Foundation. Wistariahurst is dedicated to preserving Holyoke’s history and inspiring an appreciation of history and culture through educational programs, exhibits and special events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.