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Book on Broadneck's History Due in February

Stornetta's work began with focusing only on Arnold, but after hearing the stories of other communities, she broadened the scope of her work to the entire Broadneck peninsula.

Arnold, Maryland and Neighbors on the Broadneck, a history book capturing the story of the various communities of the Broadneck peninsula, is set to be published in February.

The book is written by Arnold historian Alberta Stornetta, who has spent the past seven years gathering pieces of history together order to create the first definitive book on the area.

Some excerpts from the book have been published online, including a section telling the story of how Arnold got its name.

Stornetta's work began with focusing only on Arnold, but after hearing the stories of other communities, she broadened the scope of her work to the entire Broadneck peninsula, including Cape St. Claire.

In an interview with Patch in January, Stornetta said the book was originally set to be published by Christmas. Back then, its title was Arnold, Maryland: The Little Post Office that Grew. However, expanding the book ended up pushing it back to Feburary. For a work seven years in the making, I imagine readers will cut her some slack.

Stornetta has lived with her husband Wakefield in their home in Winchester on the Severn for more than 50 years. She is an active member of the Arnold Preservation Council and Asbury United Methodist Church.

Copies of the book can be preordered at www.arnoldpreservationcouncil.org.

A book-signing will occur in February, where readers can meet with Stornetta. The time and location will be announced at a later date.

See also:

  • Resident Writes First-Ever History Book of Arnold
  • Where Did Arnold Get Its Name?
Alberta Stornetta December 31, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Hi Frank, Thanks for the good words. One misspelling of my name in paragraph 5. Happy New Year!
D. Frank Smith (Editor) December 31, 2012 at 02:42 PM
My apologies. It has been fixed. Looking forward to the book, Alberta!
Friends of Broadneck Park December 31, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Hello! I was hoping to pre order the book but didn't see a link on the preservation council site. If Ms. Stornetta is reading this, what is the best way to purchase a copy? And Congratulations on all your hard work!

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