One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 150 years is our fascination with 3D imagery. During the 19th century, stereoscope photographs were immensely popular. Today, new technology keeps the spirit of these early special effects alive. For GRIVA’s May program, Ben Greenbaum will help us experience John Brown’s Raid with stereoscopic pictures created with computer software.

Ben Greenbaum graduated from The Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, getting a Masters Degree from the University of Richmond in 1972. He later returned there to teach. His primary interest is the Civil War and he has remained active in numerous organizations about the war, collecting uniforms, weapons and accoutrements for over 50 years. His speaking style is very engaging and draws all who are present into the scenario.

Join us on May 24, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.