Through the Lens: The Story of Everett’s First Fifty Years in Photographs
Everett Museum of History in partnership with the Schack Art Center
June 11th – September 1st, 2015
Grand Opening June 18th, 2015, 5:00-8:00 pm
Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett, Washington
The Everett Museum of History, in partnership with the Schack Art Center, presents Through the Lens: The Story of Everett’s First Fifty Years in Photographs. Exhibition viewing begins on June 11th with the grand opening June 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett.
Through the Lens is a celebration of Everett’s founding and the intrepid people who recorded it. The exhibition includes hundreds of photographs dating from the late 19th through the mid-20th century from the Museum’s substantial collection.
From the earliest photographs of a small town on the banks of the resource rich Puget Sound to images exploring the growth of Everett into an industrial powerhouse and home to a full-scale city, Through the Lens showcases the professional and amateur photographers who documented those changes and who, by default, have become cultural historians informing our interpretation of past events. Early settlement, industry, military, portraiture, and retail photography are among the wide range of subjects included in the exhibition.
Through the Lens is the first of many pop-up exhibitions the Everett Museum of History has planned. With over 50,000 artifacts, ranging from large-scale industrial machinery to tiny decorative objects, and everything in-between, the Museum’s collection is a glimpse into our area’s important cultural history.