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Chapter Mtg - Hunting Birds with a Camera:How William Finley

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Hunting Birds with a Camera: How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s Birds – Laura Cray, Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society is proud to present a retrospective on the work of early twentieth century nature photographers William L. Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman T. Bohlman. Scaling trees, fording rivers, and braving Oregon’s most rugged landscapes, they went to almost any lengths to capture Oregon’s birds on film. Their photographs and tireless dedication to education captivated the public and helped lead to the creation of the state’s first wildlife refuges, laying the foundation for Oregon’s legacy as a leader in conservation. Join us for a night of adventure and laughter as we explore the rarely seen, behind-the-scenes photographs and recapture the spirit of Finley’s long beloved public programs.

Laura Cray is an archives specialist for Oregon Historical Society. She has a Masters of Arts in History of Science from Oregon State University and a Masters of Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Her work focuses on the challenges of preserving scientific materials and the development of digital collections. Born and raised in Eastern Oregon, Laura is excited to have the opportunity to spend the last year working with images of some of her favorite parts of the world.

Salem Audubon Society's Chapter Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, September through May (no meeting in December) with a hiatus June through August. Please join us each month at Loucks Auditorium, located at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty SE. Doors open at 6:30 PM; the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you!