A Day of Appreciation for Georgiana Burton PittockMarch 30, 2009
Pittock honored during Women’s History Month
Mayor Sam Adams declared Saturday, March 21, 2009, a day of appreciation for Georgiana Burton Pittock. The City of Portland and the Wahkeena Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored Georgiana for her memorable accomplishment in establishing her “Rose Society” in 1889. This was the very first Rose Society in America.
To honor Georgiana and celebrate Women’s History Month, four “Heritage” roses were planted on the grounds of Pittock Mansion. The four roses were donated by Portland Nursery. Members of the Wahkeena Chapter of the DAR, Brad Wanamaker, President of the Portland Rose Society, Robin Akers of Portland Parks and Recreation, and Marta Bones, Executive Director of Pittock Mansion, were present for the planting. “I am pleased that the Mayor and the DAR have chosen to celebrate Georgiana’s contribution to the City. I look forward to seeing the roses bloom later this year in Georgiana’s honor,” said Bones.
This wonderful dedication would not have been possible without the assistance of Ardis Eklund, Secretary of the Wahkeena Chapter of the DAR.