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Autauga County Heritage Assn Welcomes Carol Highsmith and Connie Doebele - Sunday, February 19th (2 pm)

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  • Breedlove, Mike
    You re Invited! AUTAUGA COUNTY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES AMERICA S PHOTOGRAPHER CAROL M. HIGHSMITH Autauga County Heritage
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 13, 2012

      You’re Invited!

       

      AUTAUGA COUNTY HERITAGE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES

      “AMERICA’S PHOTOGRAPHER” CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

       

      Autauga County Heritage Association is proud to welcome Carol M. Highsmith and Connie Doebele (producer at C-Span for 25 years). Carol and Connie represent ThisisAmericaFoundation.org

       

      Carol Highsmith.pngCarol M. Highsmith will be the guest speaker at the Autauga County Heritage Association’s General Membership Meeting, Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce building (131 N. Court Street Prattville, AL 36067) in historic downtown Prattville. 

       

      Ms. Highsmith will be speaking on preservation in America, featuring past and current historic projects that include the Willard Hotel (Washington, DC), and the Pratt Gin Complex (Prattville, AL).  This event is open to the public and those interested in supporting preservation and progress are welcome.  Reception to follow.

       

      Carol M. Highsmith is nationally known as “America’s Photographer.”  The Carol M. Highsmith Collection at the Library of Congress is featured in the top six collections out of 14 million images in the Library’s Prints & Photographs archive (www.loc.gov/pictures), alongside the work of Civil War master photographer Mathew Brady, Depression and Dust Bowl photojournalist Dorothea Lange, and the Historic American Building Survey.  Carol Highsmith was interviewed on C-Span in July 2011.  http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/299632-1

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      Additionally, Carol Highsmith has begun a multi-year project that involves photographing 21st Century America for the Library of Congress, picking up where Lange left off during the WPA project of the 1930s. She began 21st Century America expeditions in 2010 in the state of Alabama and in Washington, D.C., with underwriting from New York businessman George F. Landegger. Each year, she plans to donate 10,000 images from these expeditions to the Library of Congress. http://www.21stcenturyalabama.com

       

      Since 1976, the Autauga County Heritage Association has sought to preserve the unique history of Autauga County, and to make that history come alive.  We are dedicated to supporting preservation and progress.

       

       

      Help support Preservation & Progress www.autaugaheritage.org

      JOIN ACHA TODAY!  CLICK HERE to join or renew your membership!

       

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      Rachel Deaile, Prattaugan Museum Director

      Autauga County Heritage Association (ACHA) | Mailing Address: 102 E. Main Street - Prattville, AL 36067

      Telephone: (334) 361-0961 | Fax: (334) 491-2961 | Tax ID #:  63-0825743
      General Questions or Comments: rdeaile@... | www.autaugaheritage.org

       

      Michael A. Breedlove

      Archivist Coordinator

      Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

      624 Washington Avenue

      Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

       

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