Chatham Community Library will host Blue Ridge Parkway historian

Pittsboro, NC – Friends of the Chatham Community Library will host Blue Ridge Parkway historian and author Anne Whisnant on Friday, February 11 at the library.

The Friends will welcome Anne Mitchell Whisnant, scholar, historian and author of the first in-depth history of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Dr. Whisnant will present “Super-Scenic Motorway: The Blue Ridge Parkway Nobody Knows,” a special program which moves well beyond the scenic beauty of the parkway to reveal a fascinating hidden history of the complicated and frequently contentious decisions which were made between the 1930s and 1980s that eventually brought the famous roadway into being.

Blue Ridge Parkway

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a stateside nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Friends programs are held from 7:30-9:00pm in the Holmes Family Meeting Room of the Chatham Community Library, 197 Hwy. 87N, on the CCCC-Pittsboro campus. 

Free to the public.