Wednesday, June 28, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like

Lantern Slide Program

Lantern slide programs enthralled 19th-century audiences. A projector containing a candle or oil lamp would transmit and enlarge images from hand-painted glass slides onto a wall. A more modern version used an incandescent bulb as a light source and projected slides made from hand-tinted photographs. Washington State History Museum currently has an exhibit on this topic. A free program will take place at 7 p.m. on June at the Knights of Pythias Hall, located on Broadway in downtown. See for yourself what the excitement was about.


Students of Larisa Zhukovskaya will perform a concert at 6 p.m. on June 2 at Scheebeck Concert Hall, located at the University of Puget Sound. Admission is free. The Community Music Department is a year-round music program offering opportunities for students of all ages. It nurtures talent and recognizes the musical potential in every individual. For more information call (253) 879-3575.


Puget Sound Book Artists will bring a new exhibit to Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. The exhibit, curated by Lucia Harrison, MalPina Chan, Debbi Commodore and Randi Parkhurst, showcases the work of members of the organization. The exhibition opens on June 7 and runs through July 31. The opening reception will be from 4:30-6:30 on June 7. It is free and open to the public.


Young Community Music students perform selected songs from “The Wiz” at 6 p.m. on June 7 at Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound. Admission is free. Elizabeth Gettel is the director and Stacey Johnson is the choreographer.


This exhibit at Washington State History Museum tells the story of noted Tacoma businessman Allen C. Mason and his purchase of an Egyptian mummy. He donated it to Washington State Historical Society in 1897. The mummy and its painted coffins have been the subject of much study over the decades, with the most recent work being done by Dr. Elias and the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium. Tacoma General Hospital worked with the Society to make high-resolution scans of the mummy, which were used to create a forensic portrait of the late Ankh-Wennefer.