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.