his lecture in Athens, Bill spoke to the Bedford Historical Society at the magnificent 1787 Courthouse in Bedford Village. The lecture opened the Society's Antiques Weekend which really was the last thing Bill ever thought he'd be approached to open.
Signs announcing the lecture were posted through the village including one which read, 'See the World with William Abranowicz'. It made us think about Shackleton's expeditions and slide presentations by photographers like Frank Hurley which were done in a similar way, so maybe a talk to the Historical Society was not too far fetched as it turned out, it was great fun.
The talk, entitled A Photographer's Album Recollections of Published and Personal Images included a review of over 30 years of images from around the world and benefited the Properties Fund which is used to preserve the historic buildings and landmarks in and around Bedford Village.
Bedford looks as beautiful as it does thanks in great part to the BHS. It's efforts over the last 95 years to preserve our history continues with some great plans for the near future that will combine new technology with this beautiful history.
Special thanks to Peter Michaelis, BHS Board Chair, for his photograph and Lynn Ryan, BHS Exec. Director for organizing the event.