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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Featured Heritage Travel Photos: Rachel Carson House

We’re proud to feature your photos of historic, heritage and cultural locations—places that matter to you—on the Go with a Purpose Blog.

Today’s featured photos are from Eli Pousson, who is interning at the Washington, D.C.,Historic Preservation Office. He sent a collection of his photos from the Rachel Carson Home in Colesville, Maryland, which he took while attending a special event at this historic site. This is a rare treat since the house remains a private residence and usually not open to the public. However, Carson's birthplace, the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania, is open to the public.

Here are just a few of those photos, and you can view more on Eli’s Flickr page.

National Historic Landmark Designation

According to Eli: “The Rachel Carson House is a simple, post-World War II ranch-style structure, designed by Rachel Carson and constructed in 1956. Rachel Carson, concerned with the outdoors, took special care in the landscape design of her home, and much of the original landscaping is intact. The Rachel Carson House is significant as the place in which American biologist, naturalist, writer and poet Rachel Carson wrote the highly acclaimed ‘Silent Spring,’ which made her, more than any other person, the acknowledged advocate of the ecology movement.”

View of the landscape Around Rachel Carson's Home

Rachel Carson's Microscope

Rachel Carson's Chair

Don’t forget that you can also upload photos of heritage sites and destinations. Your reviews and photos will be featured on Gozaic.com when it launches very soon, so add your reviews and photos today.


Kari Rippetoe is the Marketing Manager at Heritage Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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