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Lois Forbes Travel Photo Exhibit at Stearns History Museum

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM


St. Cloud native Lois Forbes (1897-1989) was a well-seasoned traveler and photographer who navigated the globe, taking pictures and dsocumenting cultures. Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see her work. The images are on display through August 31 at the Stearns History Museum thanks to a family member, Therese Kunzi-Clark.

Kunzi-Clark first met “Grandmamma” in 1979 when she and Forbes’ grandson, Kim Clark, were photography students in San Francisco. “She (Lois Forbes) was fearless and worldly, curious and adventuresome,” Kunzi-Clark recalls.

Forbes documented her travels in the late 1950s and ’60s with a Rolleiflex Twin Lens Camera used mostly by professionals at the time. “She was very preficient,” Kunzi-Clark explained. “As with everything she did, she did it well.” The exhibit highlights Forbes’ trips to Asia and Africa. Relevant artifacts and journals from her excursions also will be on display.

Forbes was the daughter of St. Cloud Businessman A.G. Whitney and his philanthropist wife, Alice Wheelock Whitney.

From April 20th to May 25th the Museum hours are

Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only the Library will be open

Tuesday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday May 21st the Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Beginning Tuesday May 28th the Museum hours will change.

Mondays by Appointment only

Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesdays thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit runs from May 4 through Labor Day weekend, August 31st. Admission to the Museum is $7 per adult and $3 per child. Museum members are free.

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235-33rd Ave. S
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