MHS Calendar of Events

to May 26


The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

Environmental History Seminar “Whither Have All the Forests Gone": A Case of Land Preservation in Suburban Washington Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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15 January 2013.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM John Spiers, Boston College Comment: James Levitt, Harvard Forest

This paper examines a frustrating question for those concerned with environmental issues: Why has land preservation been such a challenge for suburbs in the late 20th century? It considers how land preservation occurs by offering a case study of a grassroots environmental movement in Fairfax County that formed around 1970 in response to plans for a single-family residential development adjacent to the Potomac River.