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Photo of new Winifred W. Haggart Nature Center by Beverly James
In January of 2011, we moved into the Winifred W. Haggart Nature Center. The means to build the Nature Center was made possible by a bequest from the late Winifred Watkins Haggart. Ms. Haggart was a close friend of our founder, Dr. Mary Wharton. Both women taught at Georgetown College, where Dr. Wharton headed the biology department and Ms. Haggart headed the art department. Knowing Mary Wharton (who died in 1991) had recognized the need for indoor space to facilitate and enhance the accomplishment of Floracliff's mission, Ms. Haggart left this bequest after her own death in 2002.

The 2040-square-foot Winifred W. Haggart Nature Center, designed by James W. Potts Architects, serves as a visitor’s center, classroom, meeting room, library, and a location for employee offices. The building also has restrooms, a kitchenette, and storage facilities and is fully accessible. Over time, the classroom will allow us to expand educational programming that focuses on the natural environment of the Inner Bluegrass.

The construction of the Winifred W. Haggart Nature Center was made possible by Anderson Communites, who served as the general contractor, and Charles Sither, a dedicated project manager and former director of our board. We are very grateful for their hard work and generosity.

Small groups may use the Nature Center for approved events. Please review our Facility Use Policy before making a reservation.

For additional information or questions about the use of the center, please email Beverly James at info@floracliff.org.

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary • P.O. Box 21723 • Lexington, KY 40522 • (859) 296-0986 • info@floracliff.org
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