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”

Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart

This fireplace is one of two in the living room of Julian Alden Weir’s house in Connecticut. Weir (1852-1919) is one of the founders of American Impressionist painting and his farmstead has been preserved as Connecticut’s first National Park site. You can read more about this fireplace on page 57 of my book Weir FarmContinue reading “Weir House Living Room – Valentine’s Day Heart”

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”

Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park, will be the subject of a talk and pop-up exhibit by its author, Xiomaro, at Wilton Kiwanis on Wednesday, February 19, 2019.  Signed copies of the book will be available as well as a pop-up exhibit of some of the photographsContinue reading “Weir Farm Artist, Xiomaro, to Present Author Talk and Pop-Up Exhibit at Wilton Kiwanis”

Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Author and fine art photographer Xiomaro will be presenting an illustrated talk about his photo/history book Weir Farm National Historic Site (Arcadia Publishing) on Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 pm, for the Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group at the Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue, Long Island.  The book features his fine art photography and is theContinue reading “Author Talk and Book Signing by Photographer Xiomaro at Patchogue Arts Council Photographers Group”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the August 3, 2019 Workshop at George Washington’s Headquarters

    It was exciting to bring my phonegraphy workshop from Connecticut to New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park — the site of the Ford Mansion, which served as George Washington’s headquarters from 1779-1780.  This was the first time the workshop was offered at the park and the 20 attendee maximum was filled quickly with […]

Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Morristown National Historical Park is offering a free smartphone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration is required by calling Jude Pfister at (973) 539-2016 x204.  The workshop – taught by Xiomaro, a nationally-exhibited photographer and published author – includes an exclusive photo-tour of theContinue reading “Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park”

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”

The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact I was surprised anyone showed up. The forecast called for thunderstorms that morning. It was overcast and the humidity seemed thick enough to cut with a knife. But we had a full house nonetheless. The attendees at this workshop were a dedicated group. In fact, several had attended before and were back as aContinue reading “The Art of Phoneography | Photos from the July 6, 2019 Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT”

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”