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On November 6th, the Bureau County Historical Society will present the much anticipated showing of Bill Lamb's original motion pictures from the 1950s and 1960s.  Bill Lamb was a photographer and a native of Princeton from 1922-2013. His collection includes photographs, motion pictures and news articles “From Out of the Past.”  A reception will begin at 5:30 PM at the Downtown Pub, 432 South Main Street, Princeton, followed by the red-carpet premiere of Bill Lamb films on the big screen at Princeton's historic Apollo Theater.


Guests at this event will enjoy hors oeuvres catered by Four and Twenty Cafe' and treated to our new signature “BCHS Old Fashioned” drink.  Attendees will receive a commemorative BCHS glass for the occasion. There will be a photo booth to have your photo taken on the red carpet.  


Special thanks go to Jay and Lara Schneider for donating the use of the Apollo Theater for this special showing.  Join us for this very memorable occasion to celebrate the life and work of Bill Lamb – who knows, you may even see yourself on the silver screen!  All proceeds from this event will go to the Bill Lamb Preservation/Archiving costs. Tickets for this exclusive event are available by contacting BCHS Curator, David Gugerty at 815 875-2184.