“Hope in Hard Times” At Highline Historical Society

For too many of us, life is not easy these days. Economic uncertainty, unemployment, dislocation, not enough to eat, it all exists, exists here in Washington state. The current exhibition at the Highline Historical Society looks back at another time of economic stress in the United States: the great depression of the 1930s.

This exhibit, originally created by the Washington State History Museum, is touring the state in traveling form, and HIghline is the only King County venue on the schedule. The informative panels with photographs have been enhanced by artifacts of the period contributed by local residents. You may have heard of flour sack dresses: now you can see one and so many other objects of those years.

Curated at Highline by Nancy Salguero McKay, the exhibit runs through January 4, 2014.

Highline Historical Society, 216 SW 153 St., Burien, www.wahopeinhardtimes.net.

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