Tue, Jan 11|
Rachel Carson and Lake Mattamuskeet, A Presentation by David Cecelski
Time & Location
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.