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Meadowbrook: A History - Author Talk and Book Signing

2024-03-14 18:00:00 2024-03-14 19:30:00 America/Chicago Meadowbrook: A History - Author Talk and Book Signing Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thursday, March 14
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-14 18:00:00 2024-03-14 19:30:00 America/Chicago Meadowbrook: A History - Author Talk and Book Signing Join local author Roger Digges to learn about his new book and the history of Meadowbrook Park! Book signing will follow the talk. Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Urbana Free Library

The Lewis Auditorium

Join local author Roger Digges to learn about his new book and the history of Meadowbrook Park! Book signing will follow the talk.

Local author and Urbana Park District Commissioner, Roger Digges, will discuss his new book, Meadowbrook Park: A History. Digge’s book traces the history of Meadowbrook Park, from its origins as 131 acres of McCullough family farm to the present day. The much-loved local park combines prairie restoration, a wooded stream corridor, an outdoor art museum, gardens, a state-of-the-art playground, and five miles of paved and unpaved trails. Digges will discuss challenges the Urbana Park District faced during the transformation and how they were resolved. Join us in discovering the resources used to document the history of this local park and talking briefly about the prehistory of the landscape.

Digges is an avid fan of Meadowbrook Park, where he and his spouse Cathy have walked for 18 years. In 2014, Digges began researching the park’s prehistory and how the park was developed by the Urbana Park District. Meadowbrook: A History is his first book. Digges has been an avid birder for nearly four decades and writes a monthly column, Bird of the Month, for the Champaign County Audubon Society. Digges is a master naturalist who has participated in a number of citizen science projects, some of them at Meadowbrook. He currently serves as one of five commissioners on the Urbana Park District’s board.

Books will be available for purchase by The Literary. A signing will take place after the talk.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Local History & Genealogy | Adult |

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