"Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos" Exhibit at Mountain Gateway Museum, Old Fort

  • Mountain Gateway Museum

  • Address: 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762
  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • March 17, 2019 for Program | Exhibit Tues-Sat 9am to 5pm; Sun 2pm to 5pm
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: RoAnn Bishop
  • Phone: (828) 668-9259
  • Email: roann.bishop@ncdcr.gov

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENS AT MOUNTAIN GATEWAY MUSEUM in OLD FORT, NC. Look Again: Discovering Historical Photos is a traveling photography exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh that is now open at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort. The free exhibit will run through Sunday, May 5. The introduction of photography in the mid-1800s forever changed the way we record and remember our personal lives, as well as our community’s, state’s and nation’s history. Some images in Look Again show changes over time—in fashion, architecture, landscapes, technology, and society. Other images show faces, some well-know, others known not at all. The large-scale reprints in the exhibit represent a variety of photographic processes, dating from the mid-1800s through the 1970s. Some of the original images were nineteenth-century daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes. Others were first printed from turn-of-the-twentieth century glass-plate negatives. Many were taken on black-and-white roll film of the early 1900s while still others were captured on the new color film of the 1950s and later. The photographs in Look Again are divided into four thematic sections: Telling Stories, Taking a Closer Look, Remembering Faces, and Capturing Moments. Each section focuses on stories and interesting details associated with each individual photo. On Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m., Eric Blevins, chief photographer at the North Carolina Museum of History, will present a program at Mountain Gateway Museum about images in the state history museum’s collection that didn’t make the “cut” for the Look Again exhibition. Having worked at the state history museum for 30 years, Blevins is very familiar with its photographic collection and well prepared to discuss its contents and examine why photographs are not only pieces of history but some of our most priceless possessions. While the program is free, registration is required, as the number of seats is limited. For more information about the Look Again exhibit or to register for the program, contact RoAnn Bishop at the Mountain Gateway Museum at 828-668-9259 or roann.bishop@ncdcr.gov.

March 17, 2019 for Program | Exhibit Tues-Sat 9am to 5pm; Sun 2pm to 5pm