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A ROAR! FROM THE AMERICAN S OCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS In 2004 Reuben M. Rainey and Rebecca T. Frischkorn of Charlottesville, VA, won the Communications Award of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects for their book, Half My World: The Garden of Anne Spencer, A History and Guide. The 2004 Professional Awards Jury commented: “Great contribution in social-cultural garden scholarship. . . The mix of poetry, personal history, and gardening is irresistible. . . Richly written. . . This book represents an important contribution to the profession and African American studies in general. The authors' writing style is endearing, well organized, and well researched.” 101 A ROAR! FROM T HE WASHINGTON POST In August of 2014, a Washington Post Editor noted, “We’ve written about the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum, and its Harlem Renaissance poet namesake, often over the years, but thought readers would be interested to see how other media views this Lynchburg gem.” 102 A ROAR! FROM T HE LYNCHBURG NEWS AND ADVANCE In September of 2014, Justin Faulconer wrote, “For 37 years, the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum has been on the National Register of Historic Places and Virginia’s historic registry as the home of one of Lynchburg’s most treasured artists and inspirations.” 103 A ROAR! FROM NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S T HE CUT In February of 2016, the garden cottage was featured in New York Magazine’s The Cut: Inside a Harlem Renaissance Poet’s Retreat. 104 Ten photos, along with commentary from the family about the place and their memories there, provide highlights of what the museum and grounds have to offer its guests. THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 71

Screenshot of Photo Thumbnails from http://www.nymag.com/thecut THE ANNE SPENCER HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM, INC. IN THEIR OWN WORDS Purpose: To preserve and celebrate, through education and research, the literary, cultural, and social legacy of Anne Spencer, thus memorializing her contributions and those of the Spencer family, to the City of Lynchburg, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America. Mission: To engage in a broad range of innovative and traditional educational enterprises that use the Spencer properties, collections, and archives to illustrate and document Anne Spencer's philosophy, vision, and literary accomplishments. Objectives: To deliver learner-centered programs and projects that stimulate creativity, promote historical awareness, and foster respect for the dignity of all people. To encourage, support, and undertake scholarly research that expands, regionally and nationally, recognition and appreciation of the Spencer heritage. To ensure the preservation, security and integrity of the Spencer structures, grounds, materials, and documents 105 THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 72