Andrew G. Truxal Library compiles monthly a bibliography for the The Guild for L.I.F.E. to accompany members to their trips and/or tours. Each month the Guild for Life visits museums, parks, gardens, art galleries and factories from the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, please visit: The Guild for Life.
"GARDENS ARE IMPORTANT elements of human–environment relationships. Historically, people have managed gardens for food, medicine, income, and ritual reasons, as they do today. "
Keys, Eric. "Gardens." Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, Paul Robbins, Sage Publications, 1st edition, 2007. Credo Reference.
"Derived from the Greek word mouseion, which originally denoted a place holy to the Muses, the term came in modern times to denote an institution – often embodied in a designated building – for the exhibition, preservation and study of artworks (and other objects) as well as for a whole range of related social, educational, and cultural functions. the museum."
"museum." Aesthetics A-Z, Eran Guter, Edinburgh University Press, 1st edition, 2010. Credo Reference.
park (pïrk) n.
"1. An area of land set aside for public use, as:
a. A piece of land with few or no buildings within or adjoining a town, maintained for recreational and ornamental purposes.
b. A landscaped city square.
c. A large tract of rural land kept in its natural state and usually reserved for the enjoyment and recreation of visitors."
"park." The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, edited by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Houghton Mifflin, 6th edition, 2016. Credo Reference.
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