POCATELLO — The Bannock County Historical Museum will be hosting an in-gallery screening of “Out of the Shadows,” an Idaho Experience Production, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 3000 Avenue of the Chiefs in Pocatello. Viewers will be introduced to two female photographers, Benedicte Wrensted and Jane Gay, who took many images of local Native Americans while practicing their craft at the turn of the 20th century. Benedicte also took thousands of photos of other Bannock County residents and events prior to her leaving for California in 1912.
Joanna Cohan Scherer, the Smithsonian researcher responsible for bringing Benedicte’s work to light, donated her original research records to the museum. These records were among those used in the production of this program. During the documentary, her and Jane’s stories and photographs come to light. Descendants of some of the people who appear in the photos also discuss what the images mean to them today.
The Bannock County Historical Society will be holding a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. just prior to the screening, which will begin around 7:20 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday by calling 208-233-0434 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served.