The public is encouraged to come and hear the history of the Men’s Camellia Club of Shreveport at Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch on Thursday, September 29. Shreve Memorial Library Genealogy Department will present the history of the Men’s Camellia Club of Shreveport, and the reason there was such an interest in the flower. The program will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the branch, located at 1212 Captain Shreve Drive.
The purpose of the Men’s Camellia Club of Shreveport was to promote interest in camellias, provide information on growing them, and host free showings of the flowers. A discussion about the inception of the club will take place using newspaper clippings as well as the Club's history.
The Men’s Camellia Club of Shreveport was incorporated on August 13, 1959, as a non-profit corporation with an interest in growing camellias. Camellias are of the genus flowering plants, part of the Theaceae family. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are hundreds of described species, with thousands of hybrids.