Photography fascinates and intrigues people of all ages. For years, historians have used images to tell the stories of their research and to help convey the significance of major historical events. Photographs taken during war help depict the day-to-day life of Soldiers, combat, recovery, and the support Soldiers receive. Images of battle allow those not on the ground to gain a small understanding of what Soldiers endure. They echo the hardships of war that words alone cannot express.
As the old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words..." Have you ever wanted to learn more about photographs, specifically those related to the Army? Or are you trying to find an image you can use as part of your personal or professional research? On Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 11:00am-12:00pm the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center is pleased to present, "Research 101: Photographs at the USAHEC." Come learn from our very own Reference Historian, Mr. Rodney Foytik, as he gives a presentation about how to research photographs in the USAHEC Collection. Mr. Foytik will assist participants with learning how to find captivating and expressive photographs in the USAHEC Collection to support personal research or a specific topic. With more than 15 years' experience in photographic research, scanning, and digitization of photos, Rodney Foytik is one of the foremost experts in the region on military photography and military associated photographs. This event is free and open to the public, however, patrons are asked to make reservations prior to attending the event.
As always, the USAHEC's displays, including the art exhibit: An American in Paris: War, Soldier Morale, and the YMCA, the World War I exhibit: "Good-Bye Broadway, Hello France," Treasures of the USAHEC, and the Soldier Experience Gallery, will be open. Don't forget to grab lunch at Café Cumberland from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and feel free to browse the Museum Store. Parking is free, and the USAHEC facility is handicapped accessible. For more information about this and all other events or to reserve your spot, please call: 717-245-3972 or visit the website: www.USAHEC.org.