Lets Make History Together!

Celebrating 150 years

December 14, 2016, signified the start of the Putnam's 150th year – and we plan to celebrate the six generations that have sustained and grown the Putnam into our region's most visited cultural institution!  


Our celebrations will be about where we’ve been, where we are...and where we’re going.


Join us for a community-wide photo event

The Putnam Museum & Science Center invites you to a FREE community-wide photo shoot with acclaimed photographer Tom Styrkowicz April 21, 22 and 23 from noon to 3p.m. each day. Please note, registration for the photo event will end at 3p.m. each day. Participants who are registered by 3p.m. will be guaranteed a photo. 


The portraits taken during the FREE five-minute sessions will be hung on boards in the Putnam’s Grand Lobby for the entire 150th year. Participants will also be able to take home a free print of their portrait immediately following the session. 


Participants of all ages are welcome to bring an object of importance that they can hold with them to the photo shoot.  Don’t miss this opportunity to help us make history by participating in this wonderful photo opportunity. General admission will also be discounted to $1.50 on photo shoot days. 


For more information on this event, please contact Stevie Lorenz at 563-336-7299 or slorenz@putnam.org.

To view all of the photos taken, click here.

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