Keep America Beautiful Month

Did you know that April is Keep America Beautiful Month?  50 years ago, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America joined forces with Keep America Beautiful, Inc. to establish Keep America Beautiful Day. Today, it is a month of events and programs in communities around the United States.

The Keep America Beautiful Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of reducing waste, preventing litter, and beautifying communities. Throughout April, MHHM will share stories that highlight different ways that everyone can do their part to keeping America beautiful: picking up litter and reducing waste through recycling and repurposing.

At MHHM, we will explore how in the 19th century the Macculloch family repurposed and reused items in their home. We will focus on how trees, plants, and flowers make communities beautiful. We will share how, for more than 100 years, the Garden Club of Morristown has supported many community garden projects in Morristown, including the historic garden at MHHM.

Join us for Guess & Go Story Time Wednesday at noon on Facebook live to hear two stories about litter, recycling, and our communities: “The Wartville Wizard” by Don Madden and “Bag in the Wind” by Ted Kooser.


Learn more about the Keep America Beautiful Foundation, the nation’s largest community improvement program:

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Keep America Beautiful Month Photo Gallery

Cover image for The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden. Cover image for Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser.