Adult Programs

Arboretum History Hike

Explore a century of history with a guided hike of The Morton Arboretum.

Content Detail

Visit historic locations on the Arboretum’s West Side, including the site of the Thornhill residence and the Morton family cemetery. Your guide will share stories of these sites, relate the history of the land on which the Arboretum sits, explain how the Arboretum came to be, and provide fun facts about the Arboretum and its many collections.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum.

Instructor: Lyn Myers, education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 16 and older

Course number: N222


Lyn Myers, education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

Building on a lifelong connection to the outdoors, Lyn Myers has spent 17 years as an educator at The Morton Arboretum working primarily with school-age children. She also works with adult programming, scouting groups, and summer campers as an Arboretum Summer Science Camp coordinator. She became a Certified Interpretive Guide in 2017, further refining her efforts to create enriching and engaging nature experiences for all audiences. When she’s not mentoring new staff, wrangling summer campers, hiking, canoeing, or reading, you can find her digging in her garden or tending her backyard beehive.

What to Know

Held mostly outdoors. Dress for the weather.

Bring sun and insect protection.

Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.

Program Schedule

Thursday, September 19, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thornhill Education Center, West Side


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