Dave Usher will present a slide presentation and talk on the life and work of William Henry Jackson on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Vermont Center for Photography at 49 Flat Street in Brattleboro.
Jackson spent part of his childhood in Rutland before he left to photograph the fantastic landscape of the of the American west. Many people in the East did not even believe the descriptions of western landmarks circulating at the time. It was Jackson's photographs of Yellowstone that helped convince the U.S. Congress to make it the first National Park in March 1872.
For details, call 251-6051 or visit www.vcphoto.org.