Digital Photography Series
These classes will start at 6:30pm and end at 8:00pm. The classes will be taught by veteran
photojournalist Carl E. Feather. Participants need to bring their camera,
lenses and accessories to each class. While the class will be taught using
Nikon camera bodies, other brands of digital single-lens reflex cameras will be
suitable, as well.
Feb 19 ~ Digital Photography Basics: Controls
Topics include basic camera controls and
digital photography concepts.
Feb 26 ~ Digital Photography Basics: Exposure
will learn about exposure and manipulating digital images.
Mar 5 ~ Digital Photography Basics: Subjects
This class will focus on landscape
photography and using a DSLR as a video camera.
Three-Week History Series
A new history series launches March 12, with a new afternoon session from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Mar 12 ~ Ashtabula Harbor: History of a Shipping Giant
This session will cover the history of the Ashtabula
Harbor. Both the industrial and commercial side of the area’s history will be
examined in photographs and videos.
Mar 19 ~ Geneva-on-the-Lake: A Resort Town's Story
Join us to learn the history
of Geneva-on-the-Lake with a focus of it being a resort town.
Mar 26 ~ Forgotten Crossings: Ashtabula County Covered Bridges
This session will
be a book signing with Carl E. Feather, who will present Forgotten Crossings, a look at Ashtabula County’s covered bridges, with a special focus on bridges no longer in service.
Five Week Natural History Series/Scenic Rivers Pilgrimage
Apr 2 ~ The Geology of Ashtabula County
Nathan Paskey of the Ashtabula County Soil and Water
Conservation District Office, will present a geology of Ashtabula County
program. This program will include a shuttle bus tour of the county
to view outstanding examples of the county’s geology. Limited seating will be available on the
Apr 9 ~ The Underground Railroad in Ashtabula County Part 1
the origins of the Underground Railroad and abolitionist fervor in Ashtabula
about the stations along the route and the men and women
who took great risks to hide fugitive slaves. A portion of the
afternoon will be devoted to Joshua Giddings, the Congressman from Ashtabula
County who pressed the slavery issue in Congress and pushed the nation toward
Apr 16 ~ The Underground Railroad in Ashtabula County Part 2
on the program of the prior week, this event will start at The Lodge with the
opening of an exhibit dedicated to Joshua Giddings’ life. Learners will then
proceed to museums in Ashtabula County that have collections pertaining to the
Underground Railroad. Learners will car pool or drive separately to the locations in Jefferson,
Ashtabula and Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Apr 23 ~ Introduction to Wildflower Identification
wildflowers workshop will be held in the afternoon with instruction on how to
use a wildflower guide. Participants will learn about the common wildflowers of
the area and where to find them.
Apr 30 ~ Botany Challenge
Head over to the Botany Challenge course and attempt to identify as many of the flowers
as possible (weather and flowering conditions permitting).