The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: Historical Re-enactment: Rachel Carson- Mother of the Modern Environmental Movement
April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Opera House and Virtual Tickets are available!
FREE but registration, for both in-person and virtual tickets, required
Rachel Carson ignited the modern environmental movement after a challenging childhood in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, followed by her graduate study at Johns Hopkins University. Her three books about the sea, including Silent Spring, catapulted this shy scientist into the limelight where chemical industries attacked her findings of DDT and President Kennedy’s committee validated her findings. This performance highlights Carson’s research, personal life, and legacy, which we still enjoy today along the Chesapeake Bay.
Rachel Carson is portrayed by Colleen Webster, a living history performer. In addition to her academic career in literature as a Professor of English at Harford Community College, Colleen earned a Master Naturalist Certificate from Harford County Parks and a certificate in Environmental Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She is a field trip leader for the Maryland Ornithological Society, Harford Chapter, and the Chesapeake Audubon Society.