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
Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) is an extremely hardy shrub that requires less water than any of our blooming plants. These are planted along the east side of our building and bloom throughout the summer and into fall. They receive full sun during the first half of the day and full shade the second half. For much of the year we are greeted each morning by dozens of hummingbirds here, at the staff entrance. The red flowers never fully open, but attract hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, and other insects. Birds and small mammals will eat the fruit.