Wicked Bugs at the Conservatory

The oldest building in San Francisco is Mission Dolores. What is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park? Yes, the Conservatory of Flowers.  And it is also a living museum, chock full of exotic plants, beautiful flowers, more than a few bugs, and currently hosting tales of murder.

“Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in North America,” says Director Brent Dennis. “The Conservatory is designated as a city, state and national historic landmark and was one of the 100 most endangered sites of the World Monuments Fund.” This elegant icon of San Francisco’s Victorian past was rehabilitated and reopened in 2003 and hosts many events that are open to the public.

On Thursday, October 6, from 7 to 8 pm, author Amy Stewart will present a lecture from her book Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects. To attend this event or visit the Conservatory, find more info at www.conservatoryofflowers.org.

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