Exhibit explores Washingtonians’ Depression-era’s tough times

Washington During the Great Depression, opening Sunday, July 14 and running through October 5. This new traveling exhibit focuses on the adversity and triumph of everyday Americans, comparing the struggles of the 1930s with those faced today. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m.

Hope in Hard Times was developed in partnership with Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society, and will travel to eight communities around the state over the next two years.

"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 these traveling panels will be a variety of unique programs produced locally for the Naselle community, including the exhibit opening reception on July 14, film documentaries about the era, a film festival, and a program that will display and share visitors’ own family stories.

More information on Humanities Washington’s Traveling Exhibit service is available at humanities.org/programs/exhibits.

The Appelo Archives Center is located at 1056 State Route 4 in Naselle. Admission is free. The center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.


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