Discussion - Bringing the Buffalo Home
Sunday, August 11, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)
Complex - Great Hall
Program - Adult
CBMAA - Education - Adult Programs
Follow in the virtual footsteps of the acclaimed naturalist and champion of the Buffalo River, Dr. Neil Compton. Scott Eccleston, Director of Facilities and Grounds at Crystal Bridges, and Corrin Troutman, Director of Facilities and Grounds at Compton Gardens/Peel Mansion, will shed light on Dr. Compton’s dream of bringing the essence of his beloved Buffalo River to his hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
While Compton continued to fight his drawn-out battle for the Buffalo in state and national arenas, he was also deeply engaged in smaller-scale local projects that shed light on the inner life of this small-town obstetrician and nature enthusiast. Among these local projects was a nursery for native plants on a small plot of land near Crystal Spring—a labor of love which led him to develop a special friendship with Sam and Helen Walton. Eccleston and Troutman will lead you through the fascinating story of Dr. Compton’s passionate dedication and spiritual connection to the land in a tale that leads ultimately to the native landscapes we know today as Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges.
Admission is free. Online reservations are suggested. Walk-in seating will be filled first-come, first-served, as space is available.
Reserve tickets online or at Guest Services. Walk-in seating will be filled first-come, first-served, as space is available.
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