The Lincoln Photography Club will meet from 7:00 - 8:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2009. The meeting place is the Multi-Purpose Room of the Charles R. Jonas Library, located at 306 W. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC. For more information, call Judy Broesder at (980) 241-0188.


Hart Square
(always the fourth Saturday in October, rain or shine)

Saturday, October 24, 2009
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tickets are $25.00 per person

**Groups of 15 or more**
may purchase tickets in advance from
Sept. 1 - Sept. 15, by calling (828) 322-2990

--Tickets for the General Public--
On sale at 9:00 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2009,
at the Catawba County Museum of History or call (828)-465-0383

Please note that tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be held in reserve,
and no general admission tickets will be sold in advance of October 1, 2009.

For more than thirty years, Dr. Robert Hart of Hickory has rescued and restored Carolina life of the nineteenth century, recreating an entire village, Hart Square—the largest collection of original historic log buildings in the United States.

Each year on the fourth Saturday in October, Dr. and Mrs. Hart open this restoration project to the public. Dating from 1782 to 1873, the seventy log structures—chapels, barns, houses, shops, and more—are all furnished, and around 220 volunteer artisans demonstrate the period techniques of flax breaking and hackling, spinning, weaving, herb dying, open-hearth cooking, broom and shoe making, shingle riving, wheelwrighting, tinsmithing, and moonshining.

Visitors from across the country attend the one-day event, some inspired by the three-part series The 1840 Carolina Village narrated by the late Shelby Foote that airs on PBS stations. Tickets ($25 each) go on sale (9:00 am) on the 1st of October. They may be purchased in person at the Catawba County Museum of History in Newton or over the phone, with a credit card, at 828.465.0383. Directions are included with the tickets, which we mail to you. View a gallery of Hart Square.

For further reading, see the October 2005 article "Cabin Fever" in Our State magazine: 1, 2, 3.



September 28, 2009 MEETING


ATTENDING: Jon Arrowood, Steve Bailey (first time visitor), Kenny Brackett, Judy Broesder, Stan Broesder, Richie Calloway, Jessica Cook, LeAnne Fritts (first time visitor), Kathy Goodson, Roger Goodson, David Hopkins, Russell Hull, Robin Johnson (first time visitor), Kathy Lowery (first time visitor), Charles Mize, Ronald Paulley (first time visitor), Mike Payne (first time visitor) and son, Gary Somers (first time visitor). Janice Still


CALL TO ORDER: President Judy Broesder called the meeting to order at 7:00.

MEMBERSHIP: Attendants were reminded to join the club if they would like. Membership dues go to pay for the rental of room at library, any copies that need to be made for the club and towards eventually buying our own club projector.


DISCUSSION: We discussed the upcoming club photo contest. Each member may submit one 8 x 10 photo on any subject. Photo does not need to be framed. Optional if matted or not. No name on photo please. These will not be displayed as we will be judging these ourselves during the November meeting. Cost to members is free, non-members will be $5. There will be a category for novice and advanced. A prize of $25 will be awarded for the best photo in each group. All club members will be allowed to vote on the photos using a printed ballot with a scale of 1-5 in 5 categories including Focus – lighting – composition – Color/quality aesthetics.

Later on we may sponsor an open competition.

December Meeting will be a social. Bring a cover dish…December 14th . This cannot be held at the library….Kathy Goodson to check on the solarium at the Lincoln Cultural Center.

We also discussed fundraising ideas.:

· note cards with photographs made by the club

· Children’s ID cards

· photographs of local landmarks


EXHIBITION: Many positive comments were given about the photos displayed. The library folks said we could display again soon.



1. leaves

2. pumpkins

3. spooky

4. shadows

5. gold

6. satisfaction

7. wagon

8. panoramic

9. elderly person

10. reflection


PROGRAM: The program this month (after we finally got the computer to talk with the projector) was sharing of our scavenger hunt photos.

Respectfully submitted

Kathy Goodson