DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary, will kick off a month-long photography display with a free wine-and-cheese reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.
The reception, which is sponsored by the Friends of DeBary Hall, will honor local photographer Doug Little, whose wildlife and nature photos will be displayed in the mansion throughout August. Little owns St. Johns River Eco Tours, which offers sightseeing boat cruises along a section of the river that has changed little from the days when early explorers first visited Central Florida.
Little’s first exposure to photography came at age 2, when he accompanied his father to the Kling Studios in Chicago in the late 1940s. Since then, he has spent much of his life looking through photo and video lenses. His photographs were featured in the Gateway Center for the Arts’ Smithsonian exhibit titled “Journeys, Rails and Rivers,” and he and has done assignments for National Geographic Television.
Little also taught photography courses for Stetson University’s lifelong learning program for three years.
Tours of the mansion are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger.
Reservations are not required for the reception or the month-long exhibit. For more information, call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840 or e-mail at email@example.com.