2018 Lecture Series: U.S. Route 1

Aaron Marcavitch, executive director of Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, Inc., shared his newly published book: U.S. Route 1: Baltimore to Washington, DC with a standing room-only audience last night as part of the Greenbelt Museum 2018 Lecture Series.

Connecting residential communities and commercial crossroads clustered along both sides of this historically important artery of transportation, this road has spanned three centuries of transportation, communication, and community development. From the earliest ships in Elkridge and Bladensburg to modern communities supporting the Washington/Baltimore region, Route 1 has been a vital part of this history.

Aaron Marcavitch pulled together 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 to tell the story of these milestones of history. The author signed copies for attendees following the lecture.

This event was free and open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt.

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