Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library
A single room of interesting artifacts, displayed at the Chewelah Fun Fair in the summer of 1965 was the beginning of the present spacious museum. The exhibit drew so much interest it was decided to add to it the following year and the idea mushroomed. Walt Goodman and his niece, Dorothy, both interested in local history and historical artifacts, they pooled their ideas to create what became the present museum.
Culture, History, Historical Society
The Clark County Historical Museum is housed in Vancouver Washington's 1909 Carnegie Library building. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is home to four exhibit galleries that feature a dynamic series of exhibits that change throughout the year. The museum also has a research library and is home to The Brautigan Library collection. The museum collection ranges in date from 1200 AD to 1980.
Clymer permanent collection and memorabilia are on display in the museum & gallery and six changing exhibits per year are featured.
The Ilwaco Heritage Museum has as its mission the preservation and interpretation of the heritage of the Columbia-Pacific region. By presenting ehibits, both permanent and temporary, and programs reflecting the rich culture of this area, the Museum provides an educational experience for young and old alike. The reserach Library also provides for family research and access to old photos for copying.