Researching and Writing “Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal”

Posted on: September 13, 2016

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park System and the 90th anniversary of the authorization of Shenandoah National Park.

To mark these events, JMU Special Collections presents Researching and Writing “Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal” on Wednesday September 21, 4-5pm in Carrier Library 301. Sue Eisenfeld, author of Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal, will speak on her research relating to the displaced families of the Blue Ridge Mountains and what is now the Shenandoah National Park.

This event is part of the Special Collections Speaker Series. JMU Special Collections is home to the Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, a rich collection of over 130 interviews with former residents of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eisenfeld utilized this collection to inform her research for Shenandoah.

This is a free event, open to the public. It will be in Room 301 on the 3rd floor of Carrier Library, on the James Madison University Campus. Free parking (no permits needed) available in the Grace Street Parking Deck, levels 2-7.

Light refreshments will be served. Book sales and signings will be available. All are welcome!

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