1958 - The Bartschi Foundation is Formed

March 20th, 1958, Arnold Bartschi establishes the Bartschi Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to oversee the development of his gardens and create a more public-facing experience. The formation of the foundation is done in collaboration with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Established as trustees are Arnold Bartschi, John R. Clark, Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank, and A. Douglas Oliver.

Source: Academy of Natural Science and The Bartschi Foundation Deed of Trust