Take a trip down the Mississippi River in Minnesota with Doug Ohman at the Brainerd Public Library on October, 14 at 6:00pm. The Mississippi River flows along for nearly 700 miles touching many villages, towns and cities in its route from Lake Itasca to the Iowa border. In this program, Doug will highlight the many points of interest in the rivers upper reaches. This journey will take you from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities. Doug has explored much of the rivers history, culture and of course beauty through his photography and personal stories. Enjoy Americas best loved river from the front (bow) seat of a canoe at the library on Monday, October 14 at 6:00pm.
Doug is a self-taught historical photographer. He documents historical and architectural buildings and landscapes as one way to tell the story of Minnesota history. Ohman has published numerous books of his photography accompanied by descriptions and stories related to each photograph. His books include: Barns of Minnesota; Schools of Minnesota;, Prairie, Lake, Forrest: Minnesota’s State Parks; Cabins of Minnesota;, Churches of Minnesota; and Courthouses of Minnesota. Doug’s visit is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.