From Kathleen Fahey, Curator, Wellesley Historical Society
Spring brings the annual collaboration of the Wellesley Historical Society with the Wellesley Hills Garden Club as the WHGC selects a series of items from the Society’s collection to inspire floral arrangements. This year, the WHGC was inspired by the colorful and detailed watercolors of tropical fish by Wellesley’s own Sherman Denton (1856-1937). Six groups presented their elegant floral interpretations alongside Denton’s watercolors at their annual meeting on May 10th at the Wellesley Country Club. I was on hand to speak to the WHGC about the history of these turn of the twentieth-century watercolors. The Wellesley Hills Garden Club also gave a nod to Denton by creating delightful aquatic centerpieces for each table, complete with a colorful beta fish!