ROWE -- There will be an exhibit on noted archaeologist and photographer John Henry Haynes at the Rowe Historical Society, at 282 Zoar Road, on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Known in some circles as "the father of archaeological photography," Haynes is renowned for his archaeological discoveries and photography during the late 19th century in what is now Turkey and Iraq. He is the subject of a recently published book, "John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881-1900," by Robert Ousterhout, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Haynes was born in Rowe in 1849 and graduated from Drury Academy in 1868 and from Williams College in 1876. During his later years, he lived with his sister, Hannah Haynes Peach, on Hall Street in North Adams. He died in 1910 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery in North Adams. A plaque to commemorate his accomplishments is in the North Adams Library.
Sunday is the last day this season the Rowe Historical Society will be open for regular hours. For more information, visit www.rowehistoricalsociety.org.