Lots more events in the works! Please check back if you'd like to see an updated calendar.

”Victoria Johnson’s dedication to studying the extraordinary life and times of Dr. David Hosack is easy to see--and feel--from the very beginning of her lecture. Through her passionate narrative and beautiful imagery, Johnson masterfully gives life to a physician, botanist and educator of great significance to the history of our emerging nation, whose contributions might otherwise have been forgotten. Her presentation is one of the most interesting and engaging I have ever attended.” 

—Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., The New York Botanical Garden

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July 22 Monday, 4 pm. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home. Lenox, MA.

July 23 Tuesday, 11 am. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home. Lenox, MA. Details here.

Aug 5 Monday. Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. Boothbay, ME. private event.

Aug 6 Tuesday. Book-signing, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. 132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME.

Aug 9 Friday. Southampton garden club. Southampton, NY. private event.

Aug 10 Saturday. authors night 2019 with the east hampton library. east hampton, NY. open to the public.

Aug 15 Thursday, 7-8 pm. Atlanta Botanical Garden. atlanta, GA. open to the public.

Aug 21 Wednesday, 6 pm. Winterthur museum, garden and library. winterthur, DE. open to the public.

August 31, 2019: DaVID HOsack’s 250th birthday

Sept 1  Sunday. mountain top arboretum. Tannersville, Ny. open to the public.

Sept 12 Thursday, 6:30 pm. Fraunces Tavern Museum. 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY. open to the public. Details here.

Sept 20 Friday. 10 am-1 pm. The New York Botanical Garden. keynote address, Second annual ecoflora conference: The Historical Flora of New York CIty. New York, NY. Details here.

Oct 3-4  Thursday-Friday. national Book award events at Concordia college. Moorhead, MN.


Jan 6 Monday. garden club of new haven. new haven, ct. private event.

Jan 27 Monday. City gardens club of new York. new York, NY. private event.

Feb 4 Tuesday. GarDen Club of Hartford. Hartford, CT.

Feb 19 Wednesday. GarDen Club of houston. Houston, tx.

Mar 2 monday. Maplewood GarDen Club. Maplewood, nj.

May 29-31 george washington’s mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, VA.

Photo by Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden

Photo by Marlon Co for The New York Botanical Garden



June 6     THE New York Public Library. New York, NY, Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers. Interview by MAYA JASANOFF, Author of Liberty's Exiles and the Dawn Watch

June 22   The New York Botanical Garden. New York, NY. Talk co-presented with The New York Academy of Medicine. 

June 30   Politics and Prose Bookstore. Washington, D.C. 


JULY 12    Kansas City Public library. kansas City, MO.

July 19    Piedmont Physic Garden. union, Sc.

July 24    north Carolina Arboretum. asheville, nc.

Sept 13    Westport Library & Westport Garden Club. Westport, CT.

Sept 15   united States Botanic Garden. Washington, DC.

oct 5     John Carter Brown library. brown university, providence, ri.

oct 9    The Heberden Society, Weill Cornell Medicine. New York Academy of Medicine. New York, NY.

Oct 16    Lehman Center for American history, Columbia University. New York, NY. 

Oct 18    andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture FOR The new York botanical Garden. SPECIAL LOCATION: CHristie's, 20 Rockefeller plaza. New York, NY.

Oct 21    frelinghuysen Arboretum. Morris Township, nj.

Oct 27   Connecticut Botanical Society. Rockfall, CT.

Nov 1    University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Newark, De. 

Nov 2    Botanic Garden of smith College. northampton, ma.

Nov 10  Portland Art Museum. Pop-up event for the portland book festival. Portland, OR.

Nov 10 An evening with the national Book awards. PoRTLAND BOOK FESTIVAL. Portland, OR.

Nov 13   National Book Awards Reading. The New School. New York, NY.

Nov 16  An Evening with the National Book Awards winners and Finalists. Miami Book Fair. Miami, Fl.

Dec 3    Columbia University irving Medical Center. Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library. New York, ny.

Dec 5    Garden Club of America. New York, NY. 

Dec 10  Boston Junior League Garden Club. Boston, MA.

Dec 11  New England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston, MA.


Jan 9 Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston, MA.

Jan 15 Charleston Library Society. Charleston, SC.

Jan 17  Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Miami, FL.

Jan 18  Books & Books. COral Gables, Fl.

Jan 24  Lenoir-Rhyne University. Asheville, NC. joint event with #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist (& my sister!) Elizabeth kostova.

Jan 30  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Ambler, PA.

Feb 7   HUDSON LIBRARY and Historical Society. Hudson, Oh.

Feb 12 Linnaean Society of New York. New York, NY.

Feb 15  Amherst College. Amherst, MA.

Feb 17 Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Boylston, MA.


Feb 27  Joint event with Elizabeth barlow Rogers, author of Saving Central Park (Knopf 2018). SHakespeare & co. Bookstore, New York, NY.

Feb 28 Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens. Stamford, CT.

Mar 1 cosmos club. washington, dc.

Mar 7 Elizabeth park Conservancy. west hartford, ct.

Mar 16 Hardy Plant Society, Mid-Atlantic Group. Media, PA. 

April 6 Queens Botanical Garden. New York, NY.

April 9 The Garden Club of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa.

April 10 The Atlanta history center. Atlanta, GA.

April 13 New-York Historical Society. New York, NY.

April 18 jay heritage Center. Rye, NY.

April 28 The grange (Alexander Hamilton’s house). New York, NY.

May 3 John Dwyer public Lecture. presented by Saint Louis University. talk venue: Missouri Botanical Garden. St. Louis, MO.

May 14 Stanford University’s Center on PHilanthropy and Civil Society. Co-Sponsored by Filoli. Palo Alto, CA.

may 15  uC Botanical Garden at berkeley. Berkeley, Ca.

May 22 Redlands Forum, ESRI. Redlands, CA.

may 23  HuntingTon library. Pasadena, Ca.

may 30  American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, PA.

june 6 Gilder Lehrman institute. New York, NY.

june 12 Yale Club of New York City. New York, NY.

June 18 ROyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.

June 20 Linnean Society. London, England.

June 29 American museum & gardens. bath, England.

July 2  Worshipful society of apothecaries. London, England.

July 4  Curtis Museum. Alton, England.

July 9  McLean and eakin bookstore. Petoskey, MI..

july 11 Keynote speech, Annual Commemoration of the Hamilton-Burr duel, Weehawken, NJ. Weehawken, NJ. 

Photo by David DelPoio for the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

Photo by David DelPoio for the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University