Archive for September 8th, 2008

Forestry Book

While preparing a short piece on the origins of scientific forestry for the current “This Month in North Carolina History,” I found an interesting and entertaining source in The birth of forestry in America: Biltmore Forest School, 1891-1913 by Carl Schenck. Schenck, a young, university trained German forester, was hired by George Vanderbilt to manage […]

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Sixty Seconds

In most situations it’s hard to do anything in one minute or less. However, the North Carolina Arts Council has instituted its “Museums in a Minute” program to spotlight some of North Carolina’s great museums. A new museum will be featured every week in September; then they’ll follow up with other institutions in later months.

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