The Columbia Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Local History Titles

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August 5, 2019

The Columbia Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Local History Titles

Local Authors will be available to sign copies of history books

The Columbia Barnes & Noble will be hosting a local author book signing on Saturday, August 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. D.J. Wilson, author of Baltimore’s Historic Oakenshawe: From Colonial Land Grant to Streetcar Suburb, and Betsy A. McMillion & Edward F. Johnson, authors of Patapsco Valley State Park, will be available to sign copies of their local history books.  Stop by to get your copies signed!


Baltimore’s Historic Oakenshawe: From Colonial Land Grant to Streetcar Suburb

The story of Baltimore's historic Oakenshawe neighborhood is a tale of two families and a dream to create an idyllic place. The powerful Wilson family made fortunes in colonial shipping and established a summer estate for more than one hundred years. The Mueller families were prominent Baltimore builders, and Phillip C. Mueller envisioned an upscale community of terraced townhomes on the Wilson estate. After purchasing the property, he died suddenly, and his family banded together to create a vibrant "streetcar suburb" providing affordable homes along newly accessible streetcar routes. Join author D.J. Wilson as he takes readers through the history of Baltimore's Oakenshawe.


Patapsco Valley State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park is nestled in four Maryland counties—Carroll, Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel. From its humble beginnings in 1907 as a 43-acre forest reserve to its expansion to over 16,000 acres today, this hidden gem has become a refuge for wild animals and native vegetation and a retreat from suburban and city life. With its eight developed recreation areas and over 200 miles of trails, more than a million visitors annually explore this vast area rich with history. Visitors have discovered the park's National Historic Landmark, the Thomas Viaduct, which remains in use today with modern trains passing over the first multiple-arch stone railroad viaduct in the United States. Other marvels from the past include remains of 19th-century mills and mill towns, the Civilian Conservation Corps' Camp Tydings, and the popular and scenic swinging bridge. Visitors to the park today continue to experience the joy of the great outdoors like millions before them.


Join the authors for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD 21044

When:  Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.


As the nation’s leading publisher of books of local history and local interest, Arcadia’s mission is to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Arcadia is the home of the iconic sepia-jacketed Images of America series featuring unique hyper-local histories of countless hometowns across all fifty states, as well as such series as American Palate, which focuses on local food, beer and wine, and Haunted America, which retells stories of famous hauntings, one American city and town at a time. Arcadia has an extraordinary catalog of more than 15,000 local titles and publishes 500 new books of local interest and local history each year. Using its proprietary Store Match system, Arcadia can create a highly customized hyper-local book assortment for any storefront in the nation.