“Photography Now and Then” the theme for exhibit at Grundy County Museum

Grundy County Museum

“Photography Now and Then” will be the theme for this year’s focus exhibit at the Grundy County Museum of Trenton.

The exhibit will include a display of the museum’s collection of cameras and darkroom equipment, 16 informational panels presenting the sequential technical innovations as photography progressed from pinhole cameras to digital still and video cameras, and a pinhole camera demonstrating the earliest concepts of photography.

The exhibit will also include a display of pictures taken by Grundy County fifth grade students, a timeline documenting the progression of photographic technologies, a list of Trenton’s historic professional photographers and examples of their work, and slideshows of photographic work by local photographers.

The museum will have a display documenting the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment in the foyer of the main building.

The Grundy County Museum will open the morning of Memorial Day at 10:30 after Trenton VFW Post 919 presents a flag-raising ceremony and rifle salute. Regular hours will be weekends and holidays from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

The museum has announced its board of directors this year are president Linda Overton, vice president Lana Beverlyn, treasurer Delvin Wilford, recording secretary Phil Schlarb, and corresponding secretary Dona Cristy.