Wed, Feb 08|
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Third in Line: Pete Melby Book Signing & Reading
Join Pete Melby to explore his book, "Third in Line," a rewarding journey throughout the Coastal South with an ambitious and determined family.
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA
About The Event
Join Pete Melby to explore his book, Third in Line, a rewarding journey throughout the Coastal South with an ambitious and determined family.
The book tells the journey of Representative Penny Chatham and her family through the Coastal South as they explore the degradation and restoration of the region’s habitats and face resistance from powerful business leaders with other interests in mind. This book signing and reading explores a story of resilience, reclamation, and search for hope as we grapple with the many challenges of the 21st century.
Free to the public.
About the book:
Representative Penny Chatham travels with her family to the Gulf Coast to inspect restored coastal habitats and learn more about the nation’s degraded edges. Fueled by her resistance to a powerful group of business leaders’ fears of her shift away from the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels, the Chatham family journey along the Coastal South and find more than they expected in the enchanting, resilient landscape.
About the author:
Pete Melby, a Professor of Landscape Architecture, is married and has two children. He taught landscape architecture courses at Mississippi State University for 32 years, focusing on Construction Materials, and Design of Sustainable Communities.
The author and professor has contributed to other forms of research and literature throughout his career supporting numerous projects related to sustainability, conservation and regenerative designs.In 2018, Professor Melby was awarded the State Conservation Award and Medal by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.