Fourth Thursday in History: Photographing Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
Contact: Abby Sue Fisher, (906) 337-3168
The Keweenaw’s crystal-clear waterfalls, historic neighborhoods, and glorious autumn leaves make for interesting subjects, but taking frame-worthy pictures requires more than just great scenery. Join author and photographer Charles Eshbach at Fort Wilkins as he offers tips for capturing photographic memories of the area, and shares some of his own pictures of the Keweenaw.
Eshbach has over 40 years of experience as a photographer. He started his career with the Associated Press in 1963, but left journalism to become Michigan Technological University’s first University Photographer in 1967. Shortly after arriving in the Copper Country, he became involved with the effort to establish the Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary in 1968, and he remains an active member of the Michigan Nature Association and the Isle Royale Natural History Association. Working independently since the early 1980s, Eshbach has led photographic field seminars throughout the area, and is keenly aware of the peninsula’s obvious – as well as hidden – beauty. His presentation will challenge people to become aware of the Keweenaw’s unique range of light, and will use his own photos to illustrate how it may be captured in photographs.
The Fourth Thursday in History series arranges public presentations on important aspects of Copper Country history and techniques for historic preservation. Presentations are scheduled in venues throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula, particularly in historic sites associated with specific topics, and are free and open to the public.
Stabilizing Quincy’s Company Houses
September 28, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Quincy-Franklin-Hancock Twp Fire Hall, 49850 U.S. Highway 41, Hancock
Mining the Isle Royale Lode
October 26, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Houghton High School Auditorium, 1603 Gundlach Road, Houghton
Did You Know?
Despite ups and downs in copper production and prices, the Quincy Mining Company on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula was able to pay its investors dividends nearly every year from 1862 to 1920, earning it the nickname "Old Reliable." The company closed in 1945, but continued to operate the smelter until 1971.