Lauren Beth Eisenberg Davis - Writer and Photographer

Lauren Beth Eisenberg Davis is a Baltimore-based writer whose works focus on National Parks, social issues, travel, the arts, nostalgia, and family history. She currently writes for America's National Parks Podcast - check out her episodes in the links section.

Lauren was Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park, creating a work of literary art about music over the course of history in the area that now comprises the park and its surrounds. Told as a dual memoir and ethnohistorical story, Songs of Joshua Tree explores music of the Native Americans who inhabited the park starting in the 1600s; the songs of the homesteaders, miners and cattlemen of the 1800s and 1900s; and the contemporary music scene of the last 50 years.

Other projects include:

- The 100 Parks Project: In 2016, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Lauren visited 100 National Park sites. Her photographs and essays are included on this website. (Note that not all 100 park visits resulted in essays; in this whirlwind project, some were only captured in photographs).

- America's National Parks Podcast: Lauren writes an episode a month for Jason Epperson and Abigail Trabue's podcast. Lauren's stories are all based on her boots-on-the-ground experiences at the parks, intertwined with her diligent research. All the episodes I've written are linked in the Links tab on this website.

- State Fair: In addition to writing, Lauren is an avid photographer, and has won many ribbons at the Maryland State Fair for her work.

- Genealogy: Select journal articles on Jewish Genealogy highlight Lauren's family history scholarly endeavors, plus information on her Autumn Leaves book.