Rhododendron Parade Princesses, 1935
NEW TRAVELING EXHIBIT EXPLORES
WASHINGTONIANS' DEPRESSION-ERA STORIES
"Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression," runs through July 7 at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History.
"The exhibit looks at real people dealing with tough times. In our current recession, this exhibit reminds us we are not alone, our fortunes are interconnected and we get through hardships as a community. Hope in Hard Times emphasizes that hope exists in all times," said Humanities Washington Executive Director Julie Ziegler.
The exhibit is built around 10 interpretive panels featuring stories, photographs and artwork from Washington's Depression-era past. Augmenting the exhibit will be a variety of unique programs produced locally for the Port Townsend community, including a presentation on 1930s movies by film critic Robert Horton June 20. In addition, JCHS has created a local component of the exhibit that illustrates Jefferson County life in the 1930s.