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All Things Appalachia speaker series – America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment
September 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the originally scheduled speaker has cancelled. In lieu of “Stories from the Cradle of Forestry”, we will be showing the documentary film described below.
“America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment”
Thursday, September 7
The Emmy Award–winning film America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment tells the story of how Carl Schenck, a German forester, came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Schenck not only helped restore the land there, he established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement.
All Things Appalachia is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the people, natural world, culture, and history of the southern Appalachian region. Presenters include experts in the fields of history, ecology, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library