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Upcoming events at Craighead House

2021 Perennials Exchange

Craighead House hosted its 7th Annual Perennials Exchange on Saturday, April 10. In spite of low temperatures early in the morning, this year’s event was the most successful one we have had by far. Surprised by how many came well before 10:00 a.m. and because it wasn’t exactly warm yet, we started asking people how they found out about it. They gave the following responses in no order or relative frequency:

  • Facebook
  • Sign in the yard
  • Informed by a Master Gardener
  • Our March email update
  • The Shoppers Guide
  • The calendar on our Website

Attendees brought lots of plants to share and one lady handed out packets of milkweed seeds. A volunteer estimated that 60 people came.

The 2020 Annual Campaign Has Launched

Annual Campaign letters have been mailed and should have arrived in donors’ mailboxes. Look for an envelop with an Enjoy the Great Outdoors stamp on it. If you didn’t receive one you can still donate by sending a check or by using a credit card. Click here to support Craighead House.

Ribbon-Cutting a Resounding Success

Rather than blabber on and on about how successful the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Parking Lot/ADA Comfort Station and Shutters projects, we will let The Sentinel, the local newspaper, speak for us: https://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/boiling_springs/craighead-house-supporters-celebrate-important-project-milestone/article_78697c1c-e774-5c09-a93d-d67fba87ec22.html

Post Office Honors Craighead Twins

More than 50 years ago, on October 2, 1968, President Johnson signed the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, putting it into law. The act, written largely by and enthusiastically promoted by the Craighead twins, was what Frank Jr. and John considered their greatest achievement. Now, the United States Post Office has honored this act and these rivers with a set of Forever stamps. Each stamp is a breathtaking photo of one of the protected rivers.  The twelve different rivers depicted in this set are:

Merced River in California’s Yosemite National Park

Niobrara River in Nebraska

Missouri River in Montana

Tlikakila River in Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park

Owyhee River in southeastern Oregon

Snake River in Idaho and Oregon

Skagit River in Washington’s Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Ontonagon River in Michigan’s Ottawa National Forest

Koyukuk River in Alaska’s Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Flathead River in Montana

Deschutes River in Oregon

Clarion River in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest

Only 60 million were printed, so get your set now.