Tonight is free movie night at the Polson

Tonight at 7, the Polson Museum Museum will show a 77-minute-long silent movie called “A Story of West Coast Lumber.” Admission is free.

The film was commissioned by Schafer Bros. Logging Co., in about 1926, that explores the company’s extensive woods, rail, water, and sawmilling activities.

On the first Thursday of each month from February to May the Polson hosts a series of casual movie nights that are free to the public.

Polson Museum director John Larson says the film is “arguably the most comprehensive film of its era to show what it took to transform a standing old growth tree into finished merchantable product.”

The original films, which were saved by Schafer family members, were shot on 16mm and transferred to digital by the State Archives.

In May, will show recently digitized 16mm film from Lamb Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. The Museum is located at 1611 Riverside Ave. in Hoquiam. For more information, phone 533-5862.