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History Of 3H Camera Club™

Celebrating 75 Years of Photography Tradition

Since 1935 our mission is to promote the techniques, applications, and understanding of the art of photography; to mentor and encourage the craft through camaraderie and friendship; to leave a legacy of our love of photography. In 2010, we celebrated our 75th Anniversary.

Established in 1935, the club's logo "3H" came from the principle towns of the charter members: Harvey, Homewood and Chicago Heights.

Darkrooms on 183rd Street in Homewood produced charter members (designated*) Bill Brubaker*, Les Watland*, Ned Burr* and Charles Howe*. Also from Homewood, Orin Gray, Tom Purdue, Howard and Elsie Sanders.

Harvey gave us Paul Godwin*, Augie Koehler, Clyde Spindler, Glen and Moorie Roberts and Emedio Buttafoco, the designer-builder of our electronic scorebox used up through the 2013-2014 season.

Chicago Heights furnished George Baker*, Mr and Mrs. Bernard Boland*, Gehrhardt Lindberg*, George Martin* Robert Sandberg*, Mrs. R.A. Schulze* and Harland Clark* the first secretary for 3H.

3H expanded Eastward in 1949 when the remaining members of the original Hammond Camera Club joined adding a number of members from Indiana.

Meetings are now held at the Salvation Army Community Center, 8225 Columbia Avenue, Munster, Indiana from September to May on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm.

  1. The original history of the club was documented by Charles Johnson, a 3H Camera Club member for more than 45 years.

3H Camera Club™ is a proud member of
Chicago Area Camera Clubs (CACCA)
and Photographic Society of America (PSA).
Upcoming Events

2017/2018 Season

Salvation Army
8225 Columbia Ave, Munster, IN 46321

Next Meeting:
March 5, 2018
7:00 P.M.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Programs:

Michael Kirkland
NIK Software
March 5, 2018

Arnold Koenig
Why Am I Looking Up: Bird Photography in SW Suburbs
April 2, 2018

Year End Competition
May 7, 2018

Award Banquet
May 21, 2018

3H Outing Schedule

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