Make history—and be part of a Quad City community portrait!
It’s back---the Putnam Museum & Science Center is going to host second FREE community photo shoot to celebrate 150 years. In response to overwhelming participation, the Putnam
Museum & Science Center is presenting a second free community-wide photo event April 21-23 to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Tom Styrkowicz, a Kansas City-based photographer who creates art based on his interactions with people and is the originator of the “community portrait” photo shoot will take the photos.
Participants will also be able to take home a free print of their portrait immediately following the session. Every portrait taken will become part of the Putnam’s permanent collection, making every participant a part of our region’s history. The free photo shoots will take place April 21, 22 and 23 from noon to 3 p.m. on the Putnam’s indoor balcony. Registration for the photo event will end at 3 p.m. each day. The portrait process is fun and informal and participants are welcome to bring an object of importance to them that represents history, culture or science.
As photos are printed, the Putnam team will combine the shots into a giant photo wall that will be located in the Putnam’s Grand Lobby throughout 2017. General admission to explore the Museum & Science Center over the weekend will be just $1.50 to commemorate the historic anniversary.