>Mr. Lincoln’s Cameraman Comes to the Garst Museum

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:00 PM:

The Garst Museum will host Mr. Lincoln’s Cameraman: An Afternoon with Mathew Brady. A lecture and performance by Mark Holbrook.

Mathew Brady was a world-renowned photographer in the 1850s and 60s and his fame increased with his photographs of President Abraham Lincoln and of the Civil War. After the war, Brady gave many lectures on his experiences as a photographer. He often shared some of his photographs through the use of a magic lantern, a recent invention that projected images from glass plate photographs.

Mr. Brady, as portrayed by Mark Holbrook, will speak as if it is ten years after the war and shares stories of Lincoln, the Civil War, and his career.

Mark Holbrook is currently the marketing manager for the Ohio Historical Society. He also serves as a Civil War historian when called upon. Mark has been a Civil War reenactor for more than 15 years. He has served from private to colonel in reenactments in 12 states, has given numerous lectures to adults and children about the life of a Civil War soldier, has coordinated living history events in Ohio, and written several articles for Camp Chase Gazette, a reenacting magazine. He is the editor of The Buckeye Vanguard, the story of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry published last November. Mark also is part of the Echoes in Time Theatre group at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, today’s program is from that series.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Support for the Garst Lecture series comes, in part from the Ami McClurkin Community Fund administered by the HOPE Foundation and a grant from Midmark Corp.

The Garst Museum is located at:
205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331
937-548-5250
web site: http://www.garstmuseum.org
email: information@garstmuseum.org

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