Last updated: 1/14/2011
Ilwaco, Washington
Street Address
115 SE Lake Street
Ilwaco, WA 98624
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 153
Ilwaco, WA 98624


Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 4:00 pm


Adult - $5.00
Senior - $4.00
Youth (12-17) $2.50
Children (6-11) $1.00
Undr 6 - Free

Museum Type(s)


Nancy Olson, Director
Barbara Minard, Collections Manager and Exhibits
Joan Mann, Research Librarian

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.


The Ilwaco Heritage Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2008. It was started by local visionary Noreen Robinson who saw a need for place to preserve and present the rich cultural heritage of our area.

Artifact Collections
Arifacts reflect the heritage connected to the fishing, logging, and farming history of the settplers in this area. The Columbia River is a site of much exploration and history of the maritime trades.
Research Collections

We have documents, books and pictures reflecting the history of the lower Colimbia Pacific area. Research Librarians are available to assist.

Educational Programs

At this point programs are primarily exhibitions,gallery tours and lecures. There are no educational materials availble for loan.

Access: General Public
Appointment required: No

A quarterly newsletter, Tidings
Museum Events
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Western Museums Association’s (WMA) 2023 Annual Meeting

October 5 - 8, 2023

Pasedena, California

New England Museum Association 2023 Conference

November 8 - 10, 2023

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Small Museum Association 2023 Conference

February 19 - 21, 2024

Richmond, Virginia

2024 California Association of Museums Conference Announced

March 10 - 14, 2024

Location TBD



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