Next Museum Lecture: Behind the Scenes of the New Greenbelt Book

Join FOGM Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:30pm for our next lecture, a book talk by co-author Megan Searing Young about how she and co-author Jill Parsons St. John wrote and chose images for the new Arcadia book, Images of America: Greenbelt.  The new book, released in November 2011, covers the early history of Greenbelt, Maryland right up to the present day. Produced as a project of the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt, Maryland, the book is comprised of over 200 captioned photographs, many of which have never before beeen published.  

Choosing the maps, photographs, and advertising images that comprise the book and distilling seventy-five years of historical information into captions was not an easy process for the authors. See some of the images from each of the seven chapters that the authors chose notto include and hear why or why not certain images made the cut. 

Co-authors Jill Parsons St. John and Megan Searing Young pored over hundreds of Greenbelt photographs in writing Images of America: Greenbelt.

Chapters include: Planning a Greenbelt Town, Building Greenbelt, Greenbelt “Pioneers” Settle In, World War II and the 1940s, A Cooperative Buys the Town, Greenbelt Expands in the 1960s and 1970s, and the 1980s and Beyond. Books will be for sale at the event. For more information, contact Megan Searing Young, Greenbelt Museum Director at 301-507-6582 or greenbeltmuseum@gmail.com.  Save the date for our next lecture scheduled for April 17, 2012, Greenbelt Maryland: Beyond the Iconic Legacy when we welcome Greenbelt scholars Isabelle Gournay and Mary Corbin Sies.

FOGM lectures are free and open to the public and take place in Room 201 of the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.

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