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9/28/2023 - 350th Photo Exhibit: Georgia Sheron's "Uncle John" on September 5-28, 2023

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will showcase the photography of the late Georgia Sheron from Tuesday, September 5, 2023 through Thursday, September 28, 2023. This exhibit is part of a year-long series of special events to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023) of Southbury.

The display will be a retrospective of photographs that Georgia had taken of John Ludorf also known as “Uncle John”. He was a farmer who had a farm in the Purchase section of Southbury which was about 126 acres. Over many years Georgia would interview and take several photographs of her neighbor, Uncle John. He plowed with horses and milked cows by hand well into his 90’s. Georgia completed a book called “Uncle John: Portraits of a True Yankee Farmer”.

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Georgia’s Bio:

The full gallery:


Event: 350th Photo Exhibit: Georgia Sheron's "Uncle John"
Event Date: 9/5-28/2023
Event Time: During Library Hours
Admission Fee: Free
Event Organizers/Contact: Southbury Public Library | 203-262-0626 ext. 130 | 350th Anniversary Steering Committee |
Event Location: Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury, CT 06488


cows in the road by georgia sheron

uncle john playing violin by georgia sheron

georgia sheron portrait

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The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury.

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee consists of John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier (co-chairs), Brian Jones (vice-chair), Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.