Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 12/15/99

MARLBORO, VT - A photography exhibit entitled, "Marlboro at the Turn of the Century: Marlboro Residents in Front of Their Homes," by Forrest Holzapfel will be on display in the Drury Gallery at Marlboro College from January 18 to February 11, 2000. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on January 27 in the Gallery.

Holzapfel, a Vermont native who was raised in Marlboro, is the son of Marlboro College alumni and a graduate of Bard College. Working with the Marlboro Historical Society, he has photographed and collected family information from 200 families in Marlboro. The photographs were taken with an 8x10-inch view camera and feature the kind of straightforward documentation utilized extensively 100 years ago. Text of family information and house history will be shown alongside the images to provide a layered portrait of the townspeople.

The project is sponsored by the Marlboro Historical Society with support, in part, from the Vermont Council on the Humanities under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and, in part, from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The Drury Gallery, which is fully accessible, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday. For more information, contact Marlboro College at (802) 257-4333.

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