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Terry Skibby photograph collection to be released

Ashland Historic Commission member and photographer Terry Skibby is celebrating a lifelong affair with Ashland and his camera with the release of the Terry Skibby photograph collection from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Meese Room of Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University.

Skibby, an Ashland native, has served on the Ashland Historic Commission since 1989. His work has mostly focused on heritage preservation and architectural details.

In honor of the event, his photographs have been digitalized within the Southern Oregon Digital Archives found at soda.sou.edu/stories.

Refreshments will be served.

Current and previous Historic Commission members and the architects who have made preservation a priority for design and restoration will be recognized at the event, as well.

Mark Knox of KDA Homes is the keynote speaker.

For more information about the event or Skibby’s work, call 541-552-6816.

The free event kicks off Ashland’s 2019 Heritage Preservation Week.

Other activities for the week include:

At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Pioneer Hall, 73 Winburn Way, Mayor John Stromberg will present awards at Ashland’s annual historic preservation awards ceremony.

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, the Ashland Memorial Mausoleum built in 1924 at Mountain View Cemetery will be open for self-guided tours. Historic Commissioner Ellen Babin will lead a tour at 2 p.m.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Skibby will lead a tour of the Ashland Railroad District beginning at the Railroad Park Gazebo on A Street.

For more information about the awards ceremony and other Preservation Week activities, call the Community Development Department at 541-488-5305.

Terry Skibby's self portrait in 1963 and a photo taken in 2018. Skibby celebrates a lifelong love of photography and Ashland Tuesday, May 21, at SOU. Photo courtesy of{ }Maureen Battistella.{ }