Ninah M.H. Cummer - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 18.615 W 081° 40.777
17R E 434656 N 3353359
Quick Description: This tree dedicated to Ninah M.H. Cummer is located in Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2013 4:02:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMJKY5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:

The Avondale Garden Circle
of the Federated Circles of the
Garden Club of Jacksonville, Florida
Ninah M.H. Cummer, Founder,
Influential in Civic
Plant Conservation
Arbor Day 1929

The following information about Ninah M.H. Cummer is from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens website:

The Cummer was established in 1958, when art collector, garden enthusiast and civic leader Ninah Cummer bequeathed the art collection and riverfront home, which she owned with her husband Arthur, to create an art museum. Mrs. Cummer made an official announcement of the gift a year before her death, imploring community leaders to help support the museum she intended to found: “Naturally no civic undertaking can function adequately without the interest and support of the community in which it is located. Therefore it is hoped that there may be additions to the Foundation from time to time so that this Museum may rank favorably with those established in other cities in the United States during the last few decades."

Location of the tree: Memorial Park

Type of tree: Magnolia

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