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DelVal Announces Spring 2009 Arboretum Schedule

Jan 22, 2009

Delaware Valley College and the Henry Schmieder Arboretum are pleased to announce the Spring 2009 Arboretum Schedule (the preceding link requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view; to download free of charge, Acrobat Reader, please visit Adobe's website).

The concept of our campus-wide Arboretum dates back to the founding of Delaware Valley College as the National Farm School in 1896. The school's founder, Joseph Krauskopf, included an arboretum in the original plans for the school. However, it was not until 1966 that the Arboretum, under the stewardship of Horticulturist David Benner, was recognized and named.

The Arboretum is named in honor of Henry Schmieder, a faculty member of the college from 1921 to 1964. He was a gifted teacher and a Renaissance man who taught an amazing variety of subjects in liberal arts, science and agriculture. His brilliance as a teacher and his depth of knowledge embodies the spirit that is Delaware Valley College. He was described by Joshua Feldstein, President Emeritus of the College and a student and colleague of Henry Schmieder as "a man with an intensely inquiring mind; a man who never ceased to be a student of the life he found everywhere about him."

To learn more about the Henry Schmieder Arboretum, including our location, history, schedule and how to become a member, please feel free to visit our website at http://delval.edu/arboretum.