The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
Native Plants at The History Center
Our Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)grows in clumps that can reach up to 5 feet tall. The extensive roots of this grass can provide excellent erosion control. The seeds, which can be seen from August to October, are song and game bird favorites, and the rest of the grass provides cover and nesting material. This perennial is deer resistant but serves as a larval host for Delaware and Dotted Skipper butterflies.