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Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival flower show programs

Collection number: ahc.MSS1138

Scope and Content

This collection contains programs that detail flower show rules, awards, a history of the festival and flower show, and a Georgia conservation plant list. Also included are names of sponsoring gardening clubs and show chairmen.


  • 2008-2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival of Douglasville, Georgia, was organized in 2007 to beautify the community; preserve history; historical places and heirloom plants; and to promote the Douglasville community to the world. The annual festival was created by Jeri Farmer (1940- ) and Susanne Hudson (1940- ), members of the Ama-Kanasta Garden Club. Farmer and Hudson wanted to honor the memory of Penny McHenry (1925-2006), founder of the American Hydrangea Society and well known hydrangea expert. Several garden clubs, including Ama-Kanasta, sponsor a flower show in conjunction with the festival. Other events include garden tours and a garden and artists' market.


0.21 linear ft. (one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013, with a subsequent addition.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017, with a subsequent addition.

Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival flower show programs
Jennie Oldfield
February 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305