Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016 in Awards | Recognition | No Comments
Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will bestow its Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation March 8 honoring an extraordinary example of teamwork between government and nonprofit organizations seeking a common goal. The rehabilitation and renovation of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s (VAMC) historic gardens and Grotto is the praiseworthy project. For […]

Charles Harper is Reunited with the Grotto Gardens

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Gardens | No Comments
Charles Harper is Reunited with the Grotto Gardens

New Garden will be Dedicated To Charles Harper Some months ago, several of us were at the VA Archives doing some research when Tessa Kalman (the woman knows everything about the VA history) showed us a partial Dayton Daily News article about a member of the VA Grounds crew in the early 1980s. While clearing […]

Welcome to the Dayton Grotto Gardens!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Gardens | No Comments
Welcome to the Dayton Grotto Gardens!

The Ohio State University Extension Montgomery Master Gardeners have worked very hard to bring the Grotto Gardens on the campus of the Veterans Affairs hospital back to life. The Master Gardener Volunteers became involved in the Grotto Gardens restoration project after several of our members had a chance encounter with a very persuasive Robert Kineses. Well, […]

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