Author of “Super-Scenic Motorway” to Speak at ASU July 8th
Anne Mitchell Whisnant, author of “Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History“, will be speaking at Appalachian State University on Thursday July 8th, 2010. She will be discussing her book as well as addressing the impact of the Parkway, both regionally and nationally. She will also be sharing many facts about the construction of this national treasure.
Anne’s appearance is part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is sponsored by ASU’s Belk Library and Information Commons. It is also part of the library’s Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture Series. Parking for this event is available on campus in the parking deck on College Street. For more information please contact Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.
A little about Anne: She has earned degrees from Birmingham Southern College and UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently teaches state and public history at UNC-CH. Anne has been a consultant to the National Park Service and a member of the Board for both the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the BRP 75th, Inc. She is also a member of our Blue Ridge Parkway Blog Community. Visit Anne’s profile.
Along with the popular “Super-Scenic Motorway”, Anne has also published the first-ever Parkway children’s book. This book, titled “When the Parkway Came”, is a unique look at the impact the Parkway made on local families and farms when it was first being built.
You can find both of Anne’s books for sale at the Virtual Blue Ridge Bookstore.