Posted on 30 October 2014.
Anelise Hanson Shrout, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
With new businesses setting up shop and Davidson’s population expected to grow by 50% over the next five years, the layout of the town is changing at a rapid pace. As town planners and residents debate the ways Davidson should grow, it is easy to forget that the town has been changing continuously since it was founded in the 19th century.
In a presentation at town hall on Sunday, Anelise Shrout, postdoctoral fellow in digital studies at Davidson College, will explore the town’s evolution from the 19th century to the present, using both historical and contemporary maps. Her presentation “Mapping Davidson’s Past” begins at 4pm. See the event listing in the calendar.
Davidson Town Hall is located at 216 South Main St.
Posted in Davidson history, Town Hall, Uncategorized
Posted on 06 October 2014.
Chuck McShane’s new book tells the history of Lake Norman. Catch him at a book signing in the area this month. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Chuck McShane’s new book on Lake Norman history is out. Click for the book’s web page.
By DAVID BORAKS
Residents of the Lake Norman region have been remembering the lake’s 50-year history over the past couple of years with research projects, programs and other events. Now, there’s a new history, too.
Author and historian Chuck McShane‘s “A History of Lake Norman: Fish Camps to Ferraris” was published Sept. 30. It’s an accessible 120-page account of the lake’s origins and evolution, illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs and charts.
McShane is on a local book tour this week, beginning with a program at Cornelius Library on Tuesday and including stops at Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium in Huntersville Friday and Main Street Books in Davidson Sunday. (See a list of public events below.) Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Davidson history, Lake Norman, Living with Growth
Posted on 22 September 2014.
Posted in Davidson College, Davidson history, Photos
Posted on 10 September 2014.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson history