Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 AM North Regional Library 1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis (We will meet in the meeting room on the second level of North Regional Library.) There is ample parking in the library lot.

Herbert Gleason: Photographer of Thoreau Country

Landscape photographer Herbert W. Gleason photographed wilderness sites throughout North America for nearly forty years, but he is best known today for his photographs illustrating the writings of Henry David Thoreau. In this program, Dale Schwie will discuss Gleason's early interest in Thoreau and how it led to the creation of his vast collection of "Thoreau Country" photographs, which are now in the Special Collections of the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, MA.


MISF meets regularly on the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. (Talk starts at 10:00). For September, October, and November, 2017 we will be meeting at North Regional Library at 1315 Lowry Ave in North Minneapolis. (In January, we will return to the lower level at Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South, in South Minneapolis.) There is a library parking lot and on-street parking is available. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Guests and interested persons are always welcome at these meetings. For more information, contact us.

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