Current Exhibits

ALL ABOARD! Clark County Rides the Rails

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Clark County Historical Museum opened its newest exhibition All Aboard!: Clark County Rides the Rails, which retraces the development of railroads in Clark County. Continue reading

Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America

Bead_2-2Experience the beauty of traditional and contemporary Native American beadwork from across the Northwest Coast, Plateau and Plains regions. Making Beauty connects the past to the present and brings to light the skills and artistry of Native people. Continue reading

SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway

SP&S_Web Banner On Saturday, January 31, 2015, we unveiled our newest exhibit, SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway. This permanent interpretive display reaches beyond the walls of the Clark County Historical Museum and is housed in Vancouver’s 1909 Train Depot (Amtrak Station).

This exhibit was made possible through years of work and generous support grants from the Transportation Enhancement Program, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the BNSF Railway Foundation.

Families, travelers, train enthusiasts, and more will marvel at how our county was transformed by railroads over the past 200 years. From the dawn of the steam engine to how trains are the backbone our modern society, this slice of homegrown history is free to the public with plenty of parking.

Food for Thought – Clark County’s Food History

Meals are moments in which cultural traditions are transmitted across generations, hand to mouth. Visit your museum to view our latest exhibit, Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History. Come explore Clark County’s shifting landscape of food as researched by students from Washington State University-Vancouver and illustrated using artifacts, documents and images from the museum’s collection. Opening Reception – September 4th from 5-9pm as part of First Thursday Museum After Hours.  Admission is FREE with membership. Lecture at 7pm by guest curator and Washington State University-Vancouver professor Candice Goucher.

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