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The Growing Seasons Traveling Exhibit began a new three-year tour in the Kansas City area at the Johnson County Museums from August through October 2007. 

January through June 2008 at the Boulder History Museum.


   Boulder History Museum

    Harbeck Bergheim House

    1206 Euclid Avenue

    Boulder, Colorado 80302

    303 449-3464

    303 938-8322 fax



February 15, 2009 - June 28, 2009

        Waukesha County Historical Society

        1010 West Main   

        Waukesha, WI 53186

        262 521-2859

This exhibit consists of all twenty-one original casein paintings from the book Growing Seasons, forty-eight pen and ink drawings and a number of vintage items from the farm where the story began that took place over a hundred years ago.   A thirty-three minute continual loop DVD, with over two hundred images, has been created especially for the Growing Seasons Traveling Exhibit.   A 12-panel brochure is available for each visitor.  Six large display boards have been created by Smith Kramer Fine Arts Service to enhance the visitor’s experience.

Teachers visiting the exhibit are provided a CD created by Carolyn Splear Pratt and the education staff of the fine art service.  Include in a PDF format are:  Amusements of the Period; Communication by Mail and Telephone; Community Responsibility; Food; Inventions; Museum in the Classroom; Music of the Early 1900s; Science; the Early 1900s Farm; the One-Room School; Then and Now and Using Growing Seasons to support state-required curricula of history and fine arts.  Mathematics and language skills worksheets are included.

Johnson County Museum, during a week-long visit by Carolyn Splear Pratt to talk with children at the museum and give gallery walks.

Cedarhurst Museum, Mt. Vernon

Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria

Living History Farms, Des Moines

Executive Mansion, Springfield

Kankakee County Museum, Kankakee

Carolyn’s reading of all 15 chapters of Growing Seasons were provided to 130 National Public Radio [NPR] stations and dozens of the Armed Forces Radio and Television [AFN] radio stations overseas for transmission to the families of servicemen and women stationed outside the United States.  The CDs were produced by the staff of WILL-AM, Champaign, Illinois, an NPR station.

Previous venues for a Growing Seasons Exhibit

September 2008 to January 2009

High Point Museum

1859 East Lexington Ave

High Point, NC 27262

336 885-1859




Growing Seasons