MARQUETTE, Mich, (WZMQ) – The Marquette Regional History Center’s exhibit “Exposing Photography, Anything but a Small Business” has been open since March and explores Marquette’s photography and photographers from the 1800s.
Tonight, the History Center held a dramatic reading of excerpts from the journal of one of those local photographers, John M. Longyear.
The journal details a voyage around Lake Superior taken by Longyear in the 1890s and was accompanied by photographs, which he later gave to his daughter.
Marquette Regional History Center Curator Jo Wittler said the stories of these photographers are an important part of Marquette’s history.
“We have a lot to be proud of,” said Wittler, “there’s a lot of talent here, there’s a beautiful landscape here and that has drawn people here from the very beginning, so I think it’s really great to understand how that’s developed over time.”
The “Exposing Photography” exhibit will remain on display until mid-January.
Click here for more information about the display and the Marquette Regional History Center.