The multi-media exhibit, “Snowflakes: Nature’s Dazzling Design,” opens at the Sheldon Museum 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

The exhibit includes turn-of-the-century photography of snowflakes by William Bentley and combines them with contemporary photographs by Kenneth Libbrecht in a collection loaned by The Museum of Northwest Colorado.

Images will be displayed alongside snow-related local artwork, winter apparel and equipment from the Sheldon Museum collection, and photography of winter sports around the Chilkat Valley. 

The exhibit will also loop historic film footage of the Haines area featuring Fort Seward winter military maneuvers, dog mushing and other historic snow activity.  

The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, March 14, during regular gallery hours, 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The finale will correlate with the Freeride World Tour skiing and snowboarding event. Several related presentations will be hosted at the museum during the duration of the exhibit, including an avalanche presentation and Bruce Gilbert accounting his early ascent of Denali and local ski history.