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Growing Up Issaquah: About the Exhibition

Issaquah Highlands Photography Exhibition Growing Up Issaquah

In 2018, Issaquah Highlands marked its twentieth year as a community. As we move into the next 20 years, our community’s teenagers are becoming a bigger part of our story.

“Growing Up Issaquah” is a photography exhibition at Blakely Hall opening June 6 in partnership with Highlands Council, the Highlands Youth Advisory Board (HY), Issaquah History Museums, and 4Culture. It aims to capture community life through photographs of teen lives today compared to the lives of children and teens in Issaquah at the turn of the century and following decades. In this exhibition, members of the HY Board recreated photos found in the collection of the Issaquah History Museums that spoke to differences (and often, similarities) in their own lives.

The modern photos contributed by the youth involved in this project will enter the digital archives of the Issaquah History Museums. The exhibition is on display at Blakely Hall until September 1.

All are welcome to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit at a reception at Blakely Hall on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00pm. Special guests include Harrison Street resident, Roger Ulrich, and examples of the 50-million-year-old petrified tree found in his Issaquah Highlands yard. Refreshments provided.

As published in June 2019 Connections