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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.

Dale Schwie merged a career in professional photography with a longtime interest in Henry David Thoreau in his recent book, Taking Sides with the Sun, a biography of Herbert W. Gleason. His experience in producing audio-visual sales and training programs for corporations and health care organizations has given him added insight into Gleason's career delivering illustrated lectures on Thoreau, the national parks, and similar subjects. Dale has served on the board of directors of the Thoreau Society and Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum.

The library opens at 9:00; we begin gathering at 9:30; and the meeting, then the talk begins at 10:00.

This is a replacement speaker for our originally scheduled program.


Please NOTE the new temporary location for our fall meetings. We will be back in the Washburn Library in January.

Guests are always welcome. There is no admission charge for our meetings.