Kitsap County Historical Society presents a snow crystal show

The Kitsap County Historical Society will present a Magic Lantern Show on Jan. 20 at the Bremerton Community Theatre on Lebo Boulevard. Shel Izen’s  Snow Crystal show is an exploration of snowflakes, based on the work of “The Snowflake Man,” Wilson Bentley.

The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a wine, cheese, and snowflake reception, followed by the show. Tickets are available at the Kitsap History Museum and are priced at $40 for adults, $30 for KCHS members and $20 for children ages 16 and under.

Magic lanterns were introduced in the 1600s and represent the earliest form of slide projection. A native of Jericho, Vt, Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snow crystal in 1885. During his lifetime, he captured the images of more than 5,000 snowflakes, discovering that no two snowflakes were alike.

The Kitsap History Museum is located at 280 Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton. More information is available at

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