Old timey photography

If you’re interested in seeing/learning how the old-timers made their images, here’s your chance – sign up and join an artist in residence for some hands-on history.

National Park Service News Release
Merrith Baughman 402-223-3514

Register to Make a Tintype Photograph with Artist-in-Residence Jason Jilg
at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America is excited to announce the monument’s last 2011 Artist-in-Residence, Jason Jilg from Harvard, NE. Jilg’s passion and talent for photography will be showcased during his residency, from Sunday, October 16 through Sunday, October 30, 2011.  Jason Jilg is a professional photographer who has won over 16 international, national and regional awards, including a Silver Award from Black and White Magazine.  During his residency, he aims to “explore the human aspect of the Homestead Act as it relates to the cultural and environmental changes this Act brought to the Great Plains.”  Interested visitors can visit his website at http://jasonjilg.com/.

Jilg will host a two-part photography workshop at the Education Center on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2 p.m.   Participants will produce historic tintype photos, much like what was used during early homesteading. Workshop space is limited to 12 participants.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 28, 2011. To register, call Park Guide Allison Alley at 402-223-1719.

For questions about Homestead’s Artist-in-Residence program, visit the program’s website at http://www.nps.gov/home/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm or contact the program’s coordinator Allison Alley at Allison_Alley@nps.gov or 402-223-1719.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2011.  Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm .


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