PEAK OF THEIR PROFESSIONS: THE MURROW BROTHERS

Edward R. Murrow while visiting his parents in Bellingham Photo by Galen Biery, Whatcom Museum #1996.10.10804

Edward R. Murrow while visiting his parents in Bellingham
Photo by Galen Biery, Whatcom Museum #1996.10.10804

May – November 2014 in Old City Hall

Experience the extraordinary lives of three of Skagit County’s most famous and globally recognized residents  – the Murrow Brothers. Curated by J. Clark McAbee, Executive Director of the Skagit County Historical Museum, and Craig Holstein of the Washington State Department of Transportation, the exhibit features the brothers, their Pacific Northwest childhood, and their legacies.

When Ethel and Roscoe Murrow moved their family from North Carolina to Blanchard in 1913, they could not have dreamed of the worldwide fame their youngest, Edward, would achieve as a broadcast journalist.  Though overshadowed by Edward, Dewey and Lacey were accomplished in their own right and became influential leaders in the state of Washington.

Their story of success is told in Peak of their Professions: the Murrow Brothers through photographs, artifacts, and archival materials culled from family members, local museums, the state department of transportation, and Washington State University.