Patios, Pools, And The Invention Of The American Backyard

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Tampa Bay History Center says
In the 1950s, Americans abandoned the front porch swings and stoops of the city in favor of the wide-open suburbs and spacious backyards. The Smithsonian explores America’s migration from the front porch to the “outdoor living room” in Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard, a new exhibition opening at the History Center Saturday, June 20.

The exhibit opens Father’s Day weekend with buy-one-get-one-free admission for dads with one paid adult admission on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Nicole Pinson, University of Florida /IFAS Extension Agent & Master Gardener Coordinator, will host a session on urban container gardening, free with gallery admission.

Through rare photographs, historic drawings and period advertisements, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard explores the mid-century backyard of the 1950s from the rise of the suburbs, tract houses and the beauty of postwar garden design to the birth of the environmental movement. Drawing from the collections and research of the Smithsonian Gardens’ Archives of American Gardens, the exhibition is organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
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By: Tampa Bay History Center

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