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Historic Port Photos On Display in Bixby Knolls

Centennial images on view through October 28 at Expo Art Center

October 14, 2011

 

A collection of photographs from the Port of Long Beach’s archives, many of which were featured at the Port’s 100th Birthday Party this summer, are on display through October 28 in Bixby Knolls at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.

Port representatives were on hand at October's "First Fridays" event in Bixby Knolls to discuss the photos, as well as opportunities to learn more about the Port’s Centennial at the upcoming “Let’s Talk Port” series of workshops. The next of four “Let’s Talk Port” workshops will be at the Los Altos Branch Library on Wednesday, October 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.

“The photo exhibit is part of a larger effort to bring the Port of Long Beach’s Centennial Celebration out into the community,” said Steven Macias, the Port’s Community Relations Manager. “In June, we invited residents down to the docks for a once-in-a-century birthday party. Now, with First Fridays and our upcoming ‘Let’s Talk Port’ workshops, we’re bringing the celebration to the community.”

The stunning photographic images were part of a June exhibit, which was curated by the Long Beach Museum of Art and displayed in a unique gallery built of cargo containers. The collection includes fascinating historic photos showing the development of the Port over 100 years, as well as beautiful, large-scale images of the today’s Port of Long Beach, one of the world’s busiest seaports.

For more information: http://www.polb.com/community; http://firstfridayslongbeach.com/

Video from the First Fridays event:

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