Murrow brothers featured in museum exhibit

OlympianOctober 30, 2013 

The lives of famed broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and his two brothers, Lacey and Dewey will be featured in a new exhibit that opens Saturday at the state Capital Museum in Olympia.

Raised in Skagit County, the Murrow brothers all achieved notoriety through their careers: Edward as a pioneer news broadcaster, Lacey for design and construction of the first concrete floating pontoon bridge in the world across Lake Washington and Dewey as a major in the Army Corps of Engineers, building World War II airfields in the Pacific under enemy sniper fire.

The exhibit, " Peak of Their Professions," draws from rare family photos and artifacts from Murrow family descendants and interactive components designed for children.

The exhibit will be on display at the museum from Nov. 2 through Feb. 8, 2014. A special opening event is set for 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a dramatic portrayal of Edward R. Murrow featuring  actor Jeff Hirschberg and Olympia resident Anne McMullen. The event and refreshments are available with the price of  museum admission.

The Museum address is 211 SW 21st Ave., Olympia. For more information, contact Susan Rohrer at 360-586-0166.

The Olympian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service