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Planting Fields as Palimpsest: An Archival Walking Tour of Past Buildings

July 8, 2024 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Planting Fields as Palimpsest: An Archival Walking Tour of Past Buildings
Monday, Jul. 8
4pm – 5pm
$20 per person
Limited space available


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What shadows remain of previous buildings at Planting Fields? A palimpsest refers to the fabric of structures that make up the history of the built environment. From the Byrne House that resided on the Planting Fields property before the Coe family, to midcentury SUNY era geodesic domes, there are several buildings that no longer exist at Planting Fields. Led by Planting Fields Foundation’s Michael D. Coe Archivist, Marie Penny, this exciting new tour will uncover the history of those buildings throughout the Planting Fields site.

This tour will take place outside and requires a moderate amount of walking. At the end of the tour guests will have the opportunity to view the Foundation’s archive.


For questions, please contact Guest Services Associate Andrew Giambertone at agiambertone@plantingfields.org.


Reservations are based on availability and space is limited. All ticket sales are final.  
Some of the paths on the grounds are inaccessible to wheelchairs, as well as to those who may have difficulty walking in narrow or rocky conditions. We will do our best to modify the tour to accommodate individual needs; please let us know beforehand of any special requests. Cellphone service is not always available on site. Water and comfortable shoes are recommended.  

This walking tour will take place in light rain. In the case of hazardous weather, we will be in contact with registrants.