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History photographer to speak in DL June 3

The Becker County Historical Society is excited to announce that they are kicking off the 10th Anniversary of Street Faire in DL with Historical Architecture Photographer Doug Ohman!

This presentation and slide show will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3 in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, Detroit Lakes.

Advanced tickets are available for $5 each at the Becker County History Museum; the cost will be $7 at the door. Copies of Ohman's books will be available to purchase at this event or can be purchased at his Street Faire booth on Washington Avenue, June 4-5 in downtown Detroit Lakes.

Ohman is a freelance photographer and popular public speaker. He has traveled throughout the upper Midwest photographing historic architecture. His work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books. Over the past six years he has been working with the Minnesota Historical Society on the popular book series, "Minnesota Byways."

Travel the state of Minnesota with Ohman as he explores many historic sites and structures that are quickly being lost to history. He will share stories and interesting historical information about some of Minnesota's most treasured buildings.

Many of the buildings and sites Ohman will discuss have been featured in his book series. He will also tell his own story on how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.

Books in which Ohman's work has been featured include Barns of Minnesota, Churches of Minnesota, Courthouses of Minnesota, Schoolhouses of Minnesota and Cabins of Minnesota.

The Becker County History Museum, Research Library and Gift Shop are located on the corner of Summit Ave and Front Street, next to the Historic Holmes Theatre.

Year-round museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Please call 218-847-2938 or visit our website at BeckerCountyHistory.org for more information.

If you would like to be a member of the Becker County Historical Society please contact Carrie Johnston at the Museum.

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