MHS Calendar of Events

13 November 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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Environmental History Seminar

“Many Bulldozers are Drooling”: The Urban Origins of Rail Trails

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Silas Chamberlin, Lehigh University Comment: Julia O’Brien, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

This history of rail trails highlights the increasingly fractious relationship among urban constituencies and sheds light on the meaning of recreational trails as spaces of potential conflict between groups of walkers, landowners, policymakers, and residents.