CURRENT MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Palouse to the Peninsula
On display in the Ferguson Family Gallery is "Palouse to the Peninsula" featuring work by five area artists with connections to Washington State University. Five Northwest Artists Celebrate Painting," features the art of internationally-known painters Gaylen Hansen, his wife Heidi Oberheide, Susan Lamon, Frank Samuelson, and Linda Okazaki.
Jefferson Museum Celebrates James Swan's 200th Birthday
In celebration of James Swan's 200th birthday, a new exhibit about this intriguing pioneer opens in the Jefferson Museum of Art & History in the Women’s Jail Cell Gallery and will remain until early Summer 2018.
The publication of Recipes and Recollections of James G. Swan coincides with the exhibit opening. The book is based upon a notebook found in the JCHS archives, in Swan's own hand, of recipes he collected from Port Townsend hostesses.
Swan collected more than recipes. One of his many interests was collecting artifacts from Northwest natives for the Smithsonian Institution. In the process, he acquired his own collection of native art. Some of this collection, as well of other possessions of Swan's, are now housed with the Jefferson County Historical Society and are part of the new Swan exhibit.
On display in the Women's Jail Cell Gallery is "Celebrating James Swan" featuring rare Native American baskets collected by Swan in the 1800s and the walking stick carved by noted Haida artist Charles Edenshaw.
The museum is open daily from 11am to 4pm. There is an admission fee of $6 for adults and $5 for seniors.