Grays Harbor Memories Documentary
from 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Join Libraries, UWTV, and the UW Alumni Association for the premiere of a 30-minute documentary film about Grays Harbor County, featuring amateur film shot in Grays Harbor County, and interviews with Grays Harbor County historians and researchers. The two screenings, at 2pm and 7pm, will be followed by a discussion of home movies, regional history and film preservation with Libraries staff and local historians.
A few years ago, a box of 35mm nitrate films was discovered in a commercial storage unit in Seattle and were donated to Libraries Special Collections. The films were amateur newsreels and home movies of life in Grays Harbor County spanning over 80 years. The reels show local celebrations including a Captain Kidd's Pirates Picnic, a local football match, a parade of cars celebrating the opening of the Aberdeen-Willapa Highway, and a a recreation of the S.S. Halco shipwreck.
The documentary would not have been possible without the efforts of Libraries Special Collections and the support of the Apex Foundation, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, and UWTV.
Read more about the project.
View newsreels online.
Purchase tickets online. Proceeds will benefit the 7th St. Theatre Association, the Aberdeen History Museum and the Polson Museum.