The Chapel Hill Historical Society
Reading from 50 Great American Places:
Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.
Presentation and Reception
Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 PM
752 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, will talk about his recently published book, 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S., at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. While a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in the 1970s, Dr. Glass was Chair of the Oral History Committee of the Chapel Hill Historical Society, and was responsible for the publication of many oral histories of local residents. After receiving his PhD from UNC in 1980, Dr. Glass served as Executive Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council from 1983 to 1987, and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission from 1987 to 2002. In 2002, he was named Director of the National Museum of American History, and served in that position until 2011.
Image: 50 Great American Places book cover