New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill opened in 1986.

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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill named finalist for 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Local community encouraged to ‘Share Your Story” on IMLS social media in March, April  

BOYLSTON, Mass. (March 11, 2019) – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill is among the 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  

The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities. 

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill is the only garden named a finalist and one of two organizations in New England to be recognized this year. 

“The 30 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing across the United States.” 

Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. IMLS is encouraging community members who have visited New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill to share their story on social media. To #ShareYourStory, please visit www.facebook.com/USIMLS or