Movie nights at the Polson Museum first Thursday of each month


The Polson Museum in Hoquiam will host movie nights on the first Thursday of each month through May. Films start at 7 p.m., are free to the public to watch and attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

It kicks off tonight with an assortment of classic educational films — 1940s & 1950s 16mm films such as the “Crooked Railroad,” “Succession from Sand Dune to Forest” and “Great River of the West: Columbia.”

On March 7, there will be a 1954 advertising film from Jeep Willys. This film was discovered in the former Grays Harbor Motors building, prior to the fire that destroyed it this past summer. Also in the lineup is the seldom seen “Schafer Story”, narrated by Stuart Holbrook, who also authored the 1945 book, “Half Century in the Timber: A Narrative of Schafer Bros. Logging Co.”

In April and May, recently digitized 16mm films from Schafer Bros. Logging Co. and Lamb Grays Harbor will be screened.

The Polson Museum is located at 1611 Riverside Ave. in Hoquiam. For more information, call (360) 533-5862.