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AAC displays photo show

The Geneva Camera Club’s 65th Anniversary Show is on display through October at Ashtabula Arts Center.

The club, which started as an all-male group, had its first meeting on March 16, 1955, on the second floor of a building on West Main Street in Geneva. Roy C. Patterson was its first president.

In the beginning, the wives went to meetings to socialize with each other and to serve refreshments. Eventually, many of them also became photographers.

Many of the members were school teachers who traveled in the summer and then presented slide programs featuring their trips at the meetings.

The Geneva Camera Club has members from a wide geographic area and representing all ages, occupations and skill levels. Its is to give members an opportunity to meet other photographers and to improve their skills. Travel programs are interspersed with educational and hands-on programs. Field trips and outings are held throughout the year.

The gallery at the arts center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Admission is free.

More information on the camera club is available online at genevacameraclub.org.

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