Talking the Scenic Route

Talking the Scenic Route

Historian explores Capital-area parkways and roads.

Timothy Davis, Ph.D., appreciates the scenic highways and roads in the metropolitan area. The Lead Historian of the Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program of the U.S. National Park Service, Davis will be the featured speaker at the June 22 Green Infrastructure Forum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“My presentation will focus on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and their role in the development of the National Capital Region,” Davis said.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Community Forestry Network and the Greater Washington National Parks of the NPS, the Alexandria based forum is one of a series of such workshops designed to discuss park, forest cover, open space and recreation land management approaches within the metropolitan region.

Davis, speaking on “Parkways of the National Capital Region,” will focus on their role in the overall urban planning process.

As a visiting professor at the Bard Graduate Center, Bard College, Manhattan, NY, Davis teaches courses on landscape history, interpretation and preservation. He also served as the lead editor for the award winning book, “America’s National Park Roads and Parkways.” His writings on roads and other aspects of American landscape have appeared in a variety of books and periodicals.

Those wishing to attend the forum should contact J. Glenn Eugster, assistant regional director, Partnership Office, National Park Service at 202-619-7492 or by email at It is requested that all attendees register no later than June 20 due to limited seating capacity at The Lyceum.