Mark Vitaris presented at the county museum's Off-season Speaker Series"


October 11, 2023

Sam French

Mark Vitaris, Canadian author and location photographer, is pictured in the book section of the Blaine County Museum in Chinook. Vitaris was the first presenter in this year's Off-season Speaker Series sponsored by the Museum. His book of photos and narratives about rural areas along the international border with Canada titled "Borderlands" is shown in the lower right corner of the photo.

Mark Vitaris, Canadian author and location photographer, spoke to about twenty-five people last week at the kickoff program of the Blaine County Museum's "Off-season Speaker Series." Museum Director Sam French said she was pleased with the turnout noting it "exceeded my expectations." She added, "Mark's presentation definitely resonated with folks who attended." The event was held at the Chinook Senior Center.

Vitaris spent five years visiting, photographing and researching the borderlands along the forty-ninth parallel (the U.S.-Canadian border) from the eastern Rockies to the Dakotas. A majo...

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