The Kenosha History Center, 220 50th Place, will feature a photo exhibit – “Though a Photojournalist’s Lens: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Al Fredrickson” – July 30 through mid-October .
In addition, the History Center will host an evening car cruise on Friday, July 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Car enthusiasts are welcome to show their classic automobiles. During cruise nights, the Southport Lighthouse Station History Center and Museum, 5117 Fourth Ave., will be open until 7 p.m. Cruise nights will continue on August 20 and September 24.
Free cruises are open to all classic vehicles.
The photo exhibit was curated by Bill Siel, a retired Kenosha News photojournalist. The exhibit was presented at the museum through the collaborative efforts of the Fredrickson family and Walt Ulbricht and with the support of the Kenosha Public Museum, history center officials said.
The exhibit includes black and white photos of Fredrickson taken in Kenosha, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties in the 1970s and 1980s, “capturing the work life, joy and pain of local residents.”
The display also features images of NASA shuttle launches, notable celebrities and professional sports teams from Wisconsin.
Fredrickson graduated from Tremper High School in 1969. After a stint in the military, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and established himself as a versatile photographer. He has worked for the Kenosha News, the Racine Journal Times, the Waukegan News-Sun, the Waukesha Freeman newspaper and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.