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Magic Lantern ‘Snow Crystal’ show in Bremerton | Kitsap Week

Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) was the first person to photograph a snow crystal, in 1885.     - www.snowflakebentley.com
Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) was the first person to photograph a snow crystal, in 1885.
— image credit: www.snowflakebentley.com

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Historical Society presents a special Magic Lantern Show on Jan. 20 at the Bremerton Community Theatre.

Shel Izen’s ‘Snow Crystal’ show is an exploration of snowflakes, based on the work of “The Snowflake Man” Wilson Bentley (1865-1931). The program starts at 5:30 p.m. with a wine, cheese, and snowflake reception, followed by the Magic Lantern Show. Tickets are available at the Kitsap History Museum; $40 adults, $30 KCHS members, and $20 children aged 16 and under.

The theater is located at 599 Lebo Boulevard.

Magic Lanterns were introduced in the 1600s and represent the earliest form of slide projection. Shel Izen, a snow crystal and Wilson Bentley enthusiast, will use his vintage lantern projector to show original Bentley glass lantern slides. A native of Jericho, Vermont, Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snow crystal in 1885. During his lifetime he captured the images of more than 5,000 snowflakes, discovering that no two snowflakes were alike.

The Kitsap History Museum is located at 280 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton. For information, contact (360) 479-6226; email info@kitsaphistory.org; and visit www.kitsaphistory.org

The mission of the Kitsap County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the diverse culture, heritage, and history of Kitsap County for public education and enjoyment.

 

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