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The Evolution of Film

Museum of American Heritage/Palo Alto

This exhibit features a wide variety of motion picture artifacts dating from the late 1800s to 1980s. Film newsreels and movie reels can be played in the gallery. These clips show the ever-changing landscape of film. Toy models are available to be played with including the zoopraxiscope, zoetrope and praxinoscope. Notable inventions such as the rare Visionola, a Kerosene movie projector, and a Scopitone are on display.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about The Evolution of Film :

This gem of a museum, tucked away on a leafy, tree-lined street a stone’s throw from Stanford, presents exhibits of an early 20th century kitchen, a 1920s general store, an operating 1920s-’30s print shop and a 1920s working car garage, alongside exhibits such as “The Evolution of Film,” featuring motion picture artifacts from the 1800s to the 1980s.

Event Info
Sep 16 → Feb 26
Fri-Sun 11am to 4pm
Free
The Museum of American Heritage/Palo Alto
351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto
Info: 650.321.1004
Venue: 650.321.1004
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