Thursday, January 6, 2011

“Seasons of the White Mountains” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host the illustrated talk “Seasons of the White Mountains” presented by nature photographer Dave Smith. Photographs of the region through the changing seasons will be featured along with tales from history and folklore.

Dave Smith is a professional photographer whose interest in capturing the White Mountains on film began as a teenager. He studied photography while in the army and continued to train himself in the digital medium. He became a professional photographer fifteen years ago and has since utilized his photography of the White Mountains region in illustrated presentations on the topic.

In this program, Mr. Smith will take his audience on a visual journey along the trails, brooks, and beautiful vistas of the White Mountains through each season of the year. His talk will feature stories from the region, including the legend of Mount Chocorua, and accounts of the historical figures of Darby Field and the Willey Family. Mr. Smith will also lead listeners through the history of the region during the time of the early settlers.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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