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Brown Photographs Featured in Summer Exhibit

PEACHAM – The photography of Peacham’s Richard W. Brown will be featured in the Peacham Historical Association’s annual exhibit at the Peacham Historical House. The images in the exhibit are among those reproduced in Brown’s latest book, “The Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past,” designed by his wife, Susan McClellan, and published in 2018 by David Godine.

The photographs show a vanishing way of life on the small family farms that were still prevalent when Brown moved to Vermont in 1971. Tom Slayton, former editor of “Vermont Life,” has urged that “every one of these remarkable photographs begs for close and careful looking.”

The exhibit will open on Monday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be open thereafter every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through September 4. The exhibit will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Peacham Acoustic Music Festival (PAMfest) and on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for Fall Foliage Day. During PAMfest, the exhibit will be accompanied by music on the lawn.

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