Patapsco Heritage Greenway Annual Meeting and Public Program

August 21, 2018




Patapsco Heritage Greenway Annual Meeting and Public Program


CONTACT:      Lindsey Baker / /410.696.1328

Executive Director, Patapsco Heritage Greenway


ELKRIDGE, MD—Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s (PHG’s) Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 12 at 6:30PM at  Howard County Library System Elkridge Branch. The Annual Meeting will be followed by a presentation by Aaron Marcavitch,  author of  “US ROUTE 1: America’s Main Street” at 7:30PM. The Elkridge Branch Library is located at 6540 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, Maryland 21075. The Event is free, but RSVPs are encouraged to


PHG’s Annual Meeting is an opportunity for members to look back at the past year’s accomplishments and hear about the organization’s priorities and focus for the upcoming year. Members will also vote on new PHG Board Members.


Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s Executive Director Lindsey Baker explained, “Our annual meeting is a great opportunity for us to touch base with our membership and let them know what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to in the coming year. This year we had the opportunity to pair our talk with a wonderful program at the new Elkridge Library and we hope our members are excited about the opportunity to visit a wonderful resource in our area.”


Immediately following the Annual Meeting will be a public presentation open to both members and the general public. Learn about the historical significance of US Route 1 as author Aaron Marcavitch discusses his recently published book US Route 1: Baltimore to Washington DC. From the earliest ships in Elkridge to modern communities that now support the Washington/Baltimore region, US Route 1 has spanned three centuries of transportation, communication, and community development. In the book, Marcavitch presents a rich collection of photographs from the National Archives and Records Administration’s Bureau of Public Roads Collection, regional historical societies, and the Library of Congress that tell the story of the road once known as America’s Main Street. Aaron’s talk is presented in partnership with Howard County Library System. US Route 1 books will be available for sale.


Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s mission is to preserve, protect, interpret, and restore the environment, history, and culture of the Patapsco River Valley. PHG administers the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area and holds a variety of environmental and history based programs throughout the year.



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