Peter Jung Photography and Legacy

Opening Reception
During the month of November the library's art wall features a photography exhibit of the work of Peter C. Jung. Hear about his life, his accomplishments, and his photography during this opening reception.  Meet with curator Jeff Heimerman and Sarah Bauer Heimerman (his grandaughter).  Jeff has curated and recovered the photography of rural Wisconsin from 1930’s to 1970’s.

Peter Jung was a self-made man, fatherless at 11 years old in 1911. He was a prodigious photographer for more than four decades. He formed camera clubs to get members to produce more fine photography.  He also spoke to groups about photography as a hobby. He was very involved in Neenah and Menasha communty.  He was the first president of the Marathon Credit Union and had a 48-year career at Marathon Paper Company and American Can. He served on the Elisha D. Smith Library Board of Directors for many years and served as president for several of them.  After he moved to Neenah in 1957 he was appointed to the Neenah Library board.  He also served stints as president of the Neenah Club and the Neenah Historical Society.  He helped bring the first international photographic exhibit to the Fox Valley. He improved the quality of the Arts in northeast Wisconsin.

Duration: 2 hours.

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

The library’s main program room is equipped with a hearing loop, which will transmit to headphone receivers that are available upon request or to your own hearing device with a t-coil.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
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