LHS Free Lecture Series: “Look Out Below: The Surprising Geology of the Brunswick-Lovettsville Area” (2016)

Presented by Don Peterson 
Sunday, March 13, 2016

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, local naturalist and writer Don Peterson will discuss the geology of the Brunswick-Lovettsville area, as the second presentation in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s 2016 Lecture Series.

Peterson’s talk, entitled “Look out Below! A Geology Overview of Brunswick and Lovettsville,” will focus on some interesting and little-known geological events and features in this area, such as Africa’s collision with North America, the supercontinent Pangea, a weird local mountain formation where today’s Brunswick and Lovettsville are located, a local “pop-up” mountain in Virginia, disappearing mountains, wind gaps and water gaps in Maryland and Virginia, and why the Appalachian Trail in Maryland switches to a different mountain in Virginia. Peterson will also forecast what the Lovettsville-Brunswick area will look like 250 million years from now. 

The program will be held at the historic St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to defray expenses of the program.

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