The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting “The History of Furney’s Nursery” on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall (728 So. 225th Street).

Jason Billingsley will talk about the Furney family history in Des Moines, the beautiful display gardens at the nursery, and the gorgeous plants that are propagated there.

He will also bring with him some very cool plants, and will discuss them and the types of plantings that thrive in our climate.

Questions will be answered during and after the presentation, followed by awarding of door prizes and an opportunity to socialize and enjoy refreshments.