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 American Beauty Berry (Callicarpa americana) shrubs grow from 3 to 5 feet tall and about that wide. They are planted along the east side of our building, with Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) and Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor), and they require little water. The reddish-purple berry clusters are quite showy, and have almost a metallic luster, though they are quite soft. Birds, particularly the northern bobwhite, feed on the berries and the plant's foliage is a favorite of whitetail deer. The foliage is yellow-green in the fall, adding color to the landscape throughout the year.