Old Mastic House

April 13 marks the birth of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). He was a Founding Father, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the owner of Monticello, a southern plantation worked by slaves. There are, of course, many other aspects of his life that have made him a complex historical figure. Up north, thereContinue reading “Old Mastic House”

The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

March is Women’s History Month, and 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The movement to win voting rights for women (commonly known as the women’s suffrage movement) had its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, at a convention heldContinue reading “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote”

Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper

For one month, I lived in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve, a 729,000 acre swamp area that is vital to the sustenance of the Everglades. While there, I created a series of photographs that were displayed as a solo exhibition at the park’s Visitor Center during its peak of visitation. The exhibition drew attention toContinue reading “Beautiful Killer – Brazilian Pepper”

From the Sagamore Hill Collection

On January 6, 1919, Theodore Roosevelt passed away. The day before, he uttered these wistful words to his spouse, Edith: “I wonder if you will ever know how I love Sagamore Hill.” His home and summer White House – Sagamore Hill – features a large portrait of the 26th president from back when he wasContinue reading “From the Sagamore Hill Collection”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new photography and history book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), its author Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk and book signing on Saturday, July 27, 3:00 pm, at the Mark Twain Library in Redding.  The free event will also conclude the library’s exhibit of a select number ofContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Mark Twain Library Brings Focus on Weir Farm, Connecticut’s First National Park”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park presents the solo exhibition The Other Side – Charles, Caesar, Harry, Sam, Pompey, Lon, and Isaac, a series of photographs by New York artist Xiomáro.  The 12 large prints will be on view from July 1 to August 31, 2019 at the Visitor Center’s gallery on the second floor. TheContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorializes a Founding Father’s Slaves”

Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact To celebrate the new book, Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing), a select number of the photographs showcasing the park are on view now until July 31, 2019 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding. The photographs were created by the book’s author, Xiomaro, who is the Visiting Artist at Weir Farm and an alumnusContinue reading “Photographs Illustrating New Book About Weir Farm on Exhibit at Mark Twain Library”

Morristown and Morris Township Library Acquires Photographic Prints of George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact A portfolio of fine art photographic prints of George Washington’s Headquarters has been acquired by Morristown and Morris Township Library for their North Jersey History and Genealogy Center.  The photographs were selected from a collection that is on exhibit now until December 28, 2018 at the Morristown National Historical Park museum.  The National ParkContinue reading “Morristown and Morris Township Library Acquires Photographic Prints of George Washington’s Headquarters”

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro”

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park celebrates Independence Day with the debut solo exhibition The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro.  The 12 images tell the dramatic story of a young widow’s unsung role in the American Revolutionary War by giving up her family’s New Jersey home to George Washington for use asContinue reading “Women’s Rights National Historical Park Celebrates Independence Day with “The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro””

National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The museum at New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park invites the public to a free reception with refreshments and an illustrated artist talk on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The event celebrates the debut solo exhibition George Washington’s Headquarters:  Photographs by Xiomáro.  The 22 large images of the FordContinue reading “National Park Invites Public to Free Reception and Illustrated Talk for Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters”