Tue, Jan 11



Rachel Carson and Lake Mattamuskeet, A Presentation by David Cecelski

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Rachel Carson and Lake Mattamuskeet, A Presentation by David Cecelski

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Jan 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST


About the Event

The Allure of Lake Mattamuskeet  and the Rachel Carson Connection

Hosted by NCWF's Island Wildlife Chapter - Cape Fear Region

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at Noon

Have you ever been to Lake Mattamuskeet in the winter to see the tundra swans and snow geese? Historian David Cecelski will speak about this important overwintering wildlife habitat, the year he spent living by the shores of the lake, and writer Rachel Carson's important connection to Lake Mattamuskeet. She visited and wrote about the area just after  World War II, when she worked for US Fish and Wildlife Service, 15 years before she published her most famous work, Silent Spring.

David  Cecelski has written several award-winning books and hundreds of articles about the history, culture, and politics of the NC coast. His most recent book is The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the  Slaves’ Civil War (UNC Press, 2012). He divides his time between two places he loves deeply: Durham, North Carolina, and his family’s homeplace in Carteret County. His writing focuses on telling stories from his little corner of the world that illuminate American history more broadly. Dr. Cecelski was recently the co-recipient (with Tim  Tyson) of the N.C. Literary and Historical Association’s Crittenden  Award for lifetime achievement.

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