Carson built the house in 1957 and resided there until her death in 1964. While living there Carson wrote Silent Spring, the book that launched the modern environmental movement. Her home is now a National Historic Landmark and serves as the headquarters of the Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance.
The Open House will begin with a welcome by Kate Campbell Stevenson who portrays Rachel Carson in her show “Women Back to the Future.” Folk musician/songwriter Spook Handy, one of Pete Seeger’s colleagues, will offer musical tributes in memory of the late folk singer and environmental activist on his birthday.
Highlights of the afternoon will include talks by Chip Osborne, founder of Osborne Organics, an experienced creator of sustainable landscapes and athletic fields through natural turf management; Ken Lavish, a volunteer and environmental education specialist at the Patuxent Research Refuge where he helps raise endangered whooping cranes; and Susan Peterson, an athlete, teacher and environmental activist who is chemically sensitive and is focused on the aquatic environment.
Robert K. Musil, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, will announce his new book Rachel Carson and Her Sisters followed by a book signing to conclude the program.
The Open House is hosted by Cliff Hall, Diana Post, Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance, Rachel Carson Council, Green Wheaton, Bethesda Green, Silver Spring Green and JustUs.
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