Entries by philblock@yahoo.com

BlockPhotos.com adds LinkedIn company page

BlockPhotos.com now has a company page on the popular social media channel LinkedIn. The new page also includes “Showcase Pages” for: Lights of the Lakes – my Great Lakes lighthouse show, Lightstations.com – my Great Lakes lighthouse photography site, and Port Washington 1860 Light Station Museum, where I serve as a docent. Facebook Lighthouse Page […]

Autumn at the Village 2014

The Ozaukee County Historical Society launched a new event, Autumn at the Village, this year. The event was held at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in rural Saukville, WI. Activities included basket weaving, demonstrating an antique crosscut saw, corn husk doll making, sauerkraut making, face painting, candle making, pumpkin carving, hayrides, and more. Event photos are […]

Fort Wilderness 2014

Recently I attended a men’s retreat at Fort Wilderness, which is located north of Rhinelander in Wisconsin’s Northwoods._This event attracted around 150 men and provided a much-needed getaway and spiritual refresher. My 2014 photos were added to the Fort Wilderness gallery.

PWHS Docent Images Published Online

Several of my recent photos of the Port Washington 1860 Light Station docents have been published on the Port Washington Historical Society’s web site. The pictures in the gallery were all taken while our volunteer greeters and tour guides were on duty at the Light Station. View the Port Washington Historical Society light station docent […]

Revolutionary War Reenactment

Every year during Labor Day weekend, Ozaukee County Pioneer Village turns into an armed camp. Dozens of Revolutionary War reenactors arrive to stage their annual encampment. Authentic costumes abound, realistic camps spring up, military formations are staged, and noisy battles ensue. To witness this year’s action, drop by the Pioneer Village Revolutionary War Reenactment gallery, […]

Port Washington Photo Outing

Here’s the intrepid group of photographers I led on a photo tour of Port Washington recently. Keeping with the nautical focus of the town, we posed at the Toledo Anchor Memorial in Union Cemetery. These folks are members of the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee, a camera club founded in 1904. The outing began with a […]

Milwaukee Fire Museum

The Milwaukee Fire Museum is located at 16th and Oklahoma in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It resides in an authentic Milwaukee Fire Department fire station built in 1927, which remained active until 1995. Visitors can get a glimpse of what life at a fire station was like during that time. There is a nice collection of artifacts […]

Geneva Lake Museum

This week I presented my Lights of the Lakes show to 40 people at the Geneva Lake Museum in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The show was part of the museum’s “Tuesdays at Two” series. Afterwards, I toured the museum and took snapshots of a few of the exhibits. View the Geneva Lake Museum photo gallery