ACHA Welcomes "America's Photographer" Carol M. Highsmith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Louise Jennings (1-866-283-5516); Rachel Deaile (334-361-0961)

 

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 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) 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.

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.

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.

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