PHSNE meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held at Woman’s Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461 on the first Sunday of each month, September to June, at 1:30 p.m. Prior to the meeting there is an open meeting of the PHSNE Board at 11:00 a.m., and a mini trade mart at 12:30 p.m. Check the calendar below for location and possible time changes. Always check PHSNE’s home page in case of a weather cancellation or other last-minute change.

June 2nd –

PHSNE member Stephen Jareckie, Consulting Curator of Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) since 1996, and retired Curator of Photography at the Worcester Art Museum, will use two signature images from the museum’s holdings to describe how the collection has evolved since the FAM began collecting photographs in 1981. While building the museum’s collection, Jareckie has also mounted over forty exhibitions, including works by regional, national and international photographers. The current exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum is  “The Collected Image: Photography Portfolios,” on view now through August 18, 2019.

This will be the last meeting of the 2018-2019 season. After a summer hiatus, PHSNE’s monthly 2019-2020 meetings will reconvene on Sunday, September 8, 2019, the second Sunday, to avoid scheduling a meeting on Labor Day weekend.

May 5th –

The presentation will focus on dry plate photography: its historical position in the photographic timeline, how it has been practiced in the modern world, and how J Lane Dry Plates are produced. Jason will also bring sample plates and prints for viewing. For more information on Jason’s endeavors and his dry plates, visit

April 6th –

Photographica 88, the annual dealer show and PHSNE auction, was a great success this year for dealers, buyers, sellers and lookers. Over 250 attendees and 70 dealers packed the halls, and the famous Dollar Table scrum was jammed with bargain-hunters old and young. Over 125 items were sold during the auction. With Photographia scheduled for Saturday, there was no PHSNE meeting on Sunday.

March 3rd –

Dr. Alan Ward, architect, collector of images (and some cameras) and a gifted photographer with speak about his exhibit Luminous Landscapes, and show samples of his work. Dr. Ward had a major exhibit of his work at the National Building Museum in Washington, D. C., in 2016.

February 3rd –

PHSNE member Dana Gee will speak about her project cataloging historic photographs for the Haverhill Public Library, and display a selection of images.

January 6th –

The January 6th speaker is Lance Keimig who will talk about ‘Night Photography’ including a lot of history. Lance is the author of Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark, Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night, and Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

December 2nd –

Celebrate the Season at the PHSNE Holiday Party, Member’s Auction, and Annual Meeting. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and the Member’s Auction at 1:30 p.m.

November 4th –

Michael Hintlian, a photojournalist/documentary photographer and a teacher at NESOP, will show his work and discuss his career. He has published a book on his seven-year self-assigned project documenting the Big Dig.

Directions to Woman’s Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

From I-95/Rt-128 exit 20 take Rt-9 East toward Brookline/Boston. Turn left at Woodward St then right onto Lincoln St. Turn left onto Columbus St. Woman’s Club Workshop will be to your right just after the building on the corner. The WCW is about 1.4 miles inside 128.

Coming west on Rt-9 from Boston, turn right on Walnut St then left on to Lincoln St, then right onto Columbus St. The Woman’s Club Workshop will be to your right just after the building on the corner. The WCW is about 2 miles west from Chestnut Hill Mall.

Using the MBTA, get off at Newton Highland Station on the Green Line (Riverside Branch). Exit via the Walnut Street exit. Lincoln St will be directly across Walnut St. Go down Lincoln St and turn right on to Columbus St. The Woman’s Club Workshop will be to your right just after the building on the corner.

Parking: Limited time parking rules do not apply on Sundays, but do obey the side of street signs. Park on Columbus, Lincoln or other side streets. There is a public parking lot on the other side of Lincoln opposite the Church.


Directions to American Legion Post 440, 295 California St, Newton MA 02458

See Directions to Photographica for printable directions by public transportation or car to Post 440.