State's photo heritage on display at Clear Creek Barn

Now through July, the Clear Creek Task Force is making it easy for the public to obtain a glimpse of Washington’s past.

Dubbed “Captured Time,” the Washington Historical Society’s traveling exhibit features pictures from the 1800s to 1950s and is on display at the Clear Creek/Saq’ad Interpretive Center on Levin Road.

Open on most Saturday and Sunday afternoons as well as all Wednesday evenings (see complete schedule at through July, the display features rare moments of the past. Each photograph is accompanied by an explanatory text panel and examines a variety of themes including A Sense of Place, Logging, Railroading, The Worker, On the Road and the People’s Gallery.

Photographers include Edward and Asahel Curtis, Darius Kinsey, Marvin Boland and Virna Haffer as well as others, both known and anonymous.

“It’s an opportune way to engage your heritage,” said Clear Creek Task Force member Tex Lewis.

The exhibit also is a way for the task force to raise needed funds. There is a suggested entry donation of $3 per person or $10 for a family of four or more. All proceeds benefit the Clear Creek Trail Project.

For the task force, the exhibit is a first.

“We’re going for something completely different,” said Coreen Johnson, Clear Creek Task Force administrator. “We’ve brought in people’s exhibits before, but nothing as formal as this.”

The exhibit also features old cameras and photography equipment courtesy of the Kitsap Historical Museum.

Visitors will have a chance to preview the Silverdale Heritage DVD at the Interpretive Center just as soon as task force members can obtain a combination TV/DVD unit to replace the one stolen a year ago. The task force is open to a donation of a new to fairly used unit.

“We want to run the DVD during the times we are open,” Johnson said.

Copies of the Silverdale documentary are for sale for $20 with proceeds benefitting the trail.

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