Upcoming Exhibitions at The History Museum

Amanda Hicks
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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is filled with everything Florida. In the Historic Courtroom Gallery, you'll find pictures and posters at exhibitions that feature work from Florida photographers, film makers, and more. 

The current exhibit in the Historic Courtroom is called "Visions of Florida: Clyde Butcher," and displays images of Florida nature by one of the best landscape photographers in the country, Clyde Butcher. His photos show the areas of the state untouched by man and capture the beauty of our paradise. His work will be on display through the end of the month.

February through March will showcase "Centennial Faces," photographs by Alvan Harper from 100 years ago. The photos are of African-Americans in Tallahassee, with expressions of dignity on their faces. You will see their elaborately beaded dresses, flowered hats, and tailored waistcoats, reflecting their prosperity in the area. 

April and May features "Picturing Nam," with images taken by military photographers during the Vietnam war. The images give a close up view of the war and those who fought in it. 

June and July have a fun summer exhibit called "Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters." This display presents a collection of colorful, eye-catching film posters. Since the start of the film industry, producers have used Florida as a key spot for movie making, even rivaling California in the early 20th century. The posters illustrate some of the state's famous movies from the 1920s to now.

 The museum is located at 300 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

 


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