Between the Leaves at the Lloyd
Dear Elizabeth: Episode 4—Slide Shows and Ice Cream

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 4—Slide Shows and Ice Cream

March 19, 2021

This four-episode scripted series explores the lives and impact of groundbreaking scientists and sisters Drs. E. Lucy and Annette Braun. Their stories are illuminated via letters they wrote back to one of their scientific proteges during their final research trip to the West in 1963. The  pioneering sisters were 75 and 79, respectively. 

 

Their letters to Elizabeth Brockschager, whose collection at the Lloyd Library & Museum inspired this series, encompass the personal and the scientific. Their excitement over their journey provides a glimpse into both their personalities and their perseverance.

 

Episode 4 concludes the serial with a change of plans and last letters home to 'Dear Eliabeth.'

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 3 — Chocolates and Grapes

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 3 — Chocolates and Grapes

March 12, 2021

This four-episode scripted series explores the lives and impact of groundbreaking scientists and sisters Drs. E. Lucy and Annette Braun. Their stories are illuminated via letters they wrote back to one of their scientific proteges during their final research trip to the West in 1963. The  pioneering sisters were 75 and 79, respectively. 

 

Their letters to Elizabeth Brockschager, whose collection at the Lloyd Library & Museum inspired this series, encompass the personal and the scientific. Their excitement over their journey provides a glimpse into both their personalities and their perseverance.

 

Episode 3 includes a breathtaking journey to the Continental Divide and respite from the rain in the form of the sisters' go-to snacks!

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 2 — Rainbow Weather

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 2 — Rainbow Weather

March 4, 2021

This four-episode scripted series explores the lives and impact of groundbreaking scientists and sisters Drs. E. Lucy and Annette Braun. Their stories are illuminated via letters they wrote back to one of their scientific proteges during their final research trip to the West in 1963. The  pioneering sisters were 75 and 79, respectively. 

 

Their letters to Elizabeth Brockschager, whose collection at the Lloyd Library & Museum inspired this series, encompass the personal and the scientific. Their excitement over their journey provides a glimpse into both their personalities and their perseverance.

 

Episode 2 includes letters from both Lucy and Annette as they navigate a changing landscape in the Rocky Mountains—including new roads and new crowds. 

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 1 — Single-Minded Women

Dear Elizabeth: Episode 1 — Single-Minded Women

February 25, 2021

This four-episode scripted series explores the lives and impact of groundbreaking scientists and sisters Drs. E. Lucy and Annette Braun. Their stories are illuminated via letters they wrote back to one of their scientific proteges during their final research trip to the West in 1963. The  pioneering sisters were 75 and 79, respectively. 

 

Their letters to Elizabeth Brockschager, whose collection at the Lloyd Library & Museum inspired this series, encompass the personal and the scientific. Their excitement over their journey provides a glimpse into both their personalities and their perseverance.

 

Episode 1 provides background about the series and its author, Elissa Yancey, a Lloyd Library Research fellow and journalist who has been studying the Cincinnati-born scientists for four years.

 

A Little ‘Light’ Music at the Edge of Appalachia : Interview with T.J. Vissing

A Little ‘Light’ Music at the Edge of Appalachia : Interview with T.J. Vissing

October 19, 2020

During more than a year’s worth of visits documenting every season with his camera, photographer TJ Vissing made new discoveries daily at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio. Vissing shares highlights, lessons learned and the importance of slowing down as he describes his time in the acres preserved thanks to the Ohio Nature Conservancy. This episode supplements the FotoFocus exhibit and lecture that was scheduled for October 2020 and is possible thanks to a FotoFocus Emergency Art Grant. To see Vissing's favorite photo from his work at the Edge, click here.

The Curious Case of the Prickly Callery Pear: Interview with Theresa Culley

The Curious Case of the Prickly Callery Pear: Interview with Theresa Culley

October 9, 2020

In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, join professor, botanist and invasive species expert Theresa Culley, PhD, as she describes how a chance encounter with a sapling she couldn't identify shifted the course of her research career. Now a national expert on the pretty and pernicious Callery Pear (also known as the Bradford Pear), Culley leads efforts to limit the spread and harm of invasive species in Ohio. Like so many other important stories about nature in the state and beyond, this one has roots that reach back into the collections at the Lloyd.

Dom Peebles on Nature’s Prescriptive Powers in Madisonville

Dom Peebles on Nature’s Prescriptive Powers in Madisonville

September 2, 2020

In this episode of Between the Leaves at the Lloyd, Brick Gardens founder and social enterprise entrepreneur Dominque Peebles shares the story of his journey from a corporate job in Cincinnati to life as a community garden guru. His approach to growing food as good medicine extends beyond physical health to encompass healthy ways of thinking about, and connecting with, neighbors.

Cincinnati’s Micro-Bug Master Artist: Interview with DeVere Burt

Cincinnati’s Micro-Bug Master Artist: Interview with DeVere Burt

July 31, 2020

One of Cincinnati’s pioneering 20th century scientists understood that nature’s beauty reaches beyond sweeping landscapes and includes creatures invisible to the naked eye. Naturalist and artist DeVere Burt shares the story of Annette Braun, the first woman to earn a PhD at the University of Cincinnati and an impeccable artist whose fascination with tiny moths led to the discovery of hundreds of new species.

Forgotten Citizen Scientists of Cincinnati: Interview with Hardy Eshbaugh

Forgotten Citizen Scientists of Cincinnati: Interview with Hardy Eshbaugh

July 27, 2020

Decades before anyone celebrated an Earth Day, a group of impassioned academics, school teachers and community members in Cincinnati built an unlikely coalition of conservationists that was uniquely qualified to fight for land conservation in Ohio. In this episode, one of them, Hardy Eshbaugh, emeritus professor of Miami University, tells their story. 

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