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Past Exhibit

Through the Lens

June 11 – September 1

Studio 1, Studio 2

Everett's First Fifty Years in Photographs

Courtesy Everett Museum of History

The Everett Museum of History, in partnership with the Schack Art Center, presents Through the Lens: Everett's First Fifty Years in Photographs. Exhibition viewing begins on June 11th with the grand opening June 18th from 5 to 8 pm.  Through the Lens is a celebration of Everett's founding and the intrepid people who recorded it. The exhibition includes hundreds of early 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.

The Everett Museum of History, formerly known as the Snohomish County Museum and Historical Society, was established in 1954 and has gone through several stages of development. The Museum serves the greater Everett community through leadership, educational programming, and collaborations with local organizations. While the Museum has been located in several buildings, it has never had a permanent home that would allow it to be a destination museum. Please help support our vision for a permanent home for this remarkable collection.

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