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Lifelong Learning - Wiley House - BloomingTown and Barber’s Sea Island White Flint Corn

November 30, 2022 at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Zoom at Noon: Wiley House - BloomingTown and Barber’s Sea Island White Flint Corn 

Wednesday, Nov. 30

12–1 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$15 per person if purchased individually; $35 for all three Zoom at Noon sessions


BloomingTown is a new rotating living exhibit at the Wylie House Museum, the home of IU’s first president. This exhibit highlights Larry Barber, a long-time Bloomington resident, and the Sea Island White Flint corn that he has been growing for many years, an heirloom variety of corn with a deep history on the East Coast. This corn, and the exhibit series, tells the story of heirloom growers in Bloomington and the importance of heirloom cultivars. Additionally, we will discuss a brief history of the gardens on the Wylie Museum property and the changes in their usage since the house was built in 1835.

*Please note: This course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first class session.


About the Instructor:

Melania Majowicz is the museum generalist and outdoor interpreter for the Wylie House Museum. With a background in formal and informal education, Majowicz helps preserve native and heirloom plants on the Wylie property and cultivate its historic garden spaces. She is responsible for outdoor programming in these spaces to gather community and support learning.