Book Talk: with Historian and Trails Advocate Silas Chamberlin CANCELLED


Our New Jersey partner, Freewalkers has invited Shorewalkers to attend one of their  Speaker Series taking place at REI in SOHO

Silas Chamberlin's On the Trail: A History of American Hiking (Yale University Press, 2016) is the first national history of the American hiking community.  From urban walking clubs in the 1800's , to tens of millions of Americans hiking on trails blazed in every region fo the country, learn the full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture.  Delving into unexplored archive, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and other, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, build trails, and advocated for environmental protection.  He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities.  Following his talk, please join the author for a book signing.  Copies of On the Trail will be available to purchase.  


For more information:  On the Trail.

Event date: 6- 20-2017 7:00 PM
Members Free
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