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Winter Celebration: Transforming the Landscape through the Millennia

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Witchhazel in bloom

Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends.

Learn from Mariann Smith how, for thousands of years, human beings have reshaped nature to create dwellings, spiritual centers, burial grounds, and other types of communal spaces. We will explore prehistoric sites on five continents, including the Nazca Lines in Peru, the ruins of the city of Great Zimbabwe, North American mound-building culture sites, solstice-aligned structures on Malta, and Asian tomb complexes. Contemporary projects inspired by ancient monuments, such as James Turrell’s Roden Crater, and Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson will also be discussed.

Engage in great conversation during the delightfully casual reception with tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

Register by calling 610-328-8025 until Friday, January 25 at 4 pm. After 4 pm on Friday, January 25, walk-ins will be taken on a first come, first serve basis at the event.


January 26
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College


The Inn at Swarthmore
10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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