Upcoming Events & Classes

First Thursday Panel – Voices of Progress

September First Thursday_Web SquareJoin CCHM on September 1, 2016 at 7:00pm for a panel discussion featuring several women involved in Founding Mother’s: Portraits of Progress. They will gather to discuss their experience with the project, the work they’ve done in the community, and what women have inspired their lives. This panel is part of our monthly First Thursday Lecture Series.

Be sure to come by early to explore the exhibit Founding Mother’s: Portraits of Progress. It contains 47 portraits of remarkable women from Clark County, 6 of which are making their debut at CCHM.

 

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. Doors will open at 5:00pm and the discussion will start at 7:00pm. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at info@cchmuseum.org or by phone at 360-993-5679. We offer local history and conversations at your fingertips!

Sponsored by: Clark County Historic Preservation Commission

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Researching Your Building, Home, or Property

Have you ever wondered who used to live and work in your home or on your property? Well, wonder no more…

Join our resident historian Brad Richardson on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00am at the Ridgefield Community Center (210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642) for a workshop on how to uncover the history behind your building, home, or property. Tickets are $15 ($10 for CCHS members). Space is limited, reservations required. Contact us at (360) 993-5679 or email today to hold your spot!


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Tourpocalypse & GiveMore24!

What is Tourpocalypse?

Tourpocalypse is all 12 of CCHM’s Vancouver Neighborhood tours wrapped up into one day long event. Starting at 9am on September 22nd, our Curator Brad Richardson will be taking this challenge on as the lone guide. We invite the public to join him on the walks(we’ll post on our social media where people can join him), or you can watch the livestream of the event on Facebook from the comfort of home.

Why Tourpocalypse?

Why would we put Brad through this marathon of walking and talking? Well its not because he lost a bet or anything… We are offering this unique event to draw attention to our participation in GiveMore24!

What’s GiveMore24!?

So glad you asked, Give More 24! is southwest Washington’s largest day of giving. The one day when our entire region comes together–online and offline–and gives for 24 hours straight. More than 100 nonprofits serving southwest Washington will participate and encourage everyone who cares about the region to give what they can, wherever they are, at the same time.

Last year, thousands of local residents instantly and easily connected to causes in southwest Washington and brought new faces to philanthropy. By combining their generosity, they proved that absolutely everything–every person, every dollar and every second–counts when it comes to giving back and building a vibrant community.

So what’s in this for CCHM?

Your support! We do have a catch that the Tourpocalypse can only continue if we hit our giving goals for GiveMore24! If you enjoy what we offer then show your support and give on the GM24 page to keep Brad going on his trek across Vancouver.

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Historical Women of Vancouver Walking Tour

Historical Women Walk Web Square copyJoin us for a walk highlighting the central role founding mothers and current women leaders have played in Clark County’s history; past, present, and future. The streets of Vancouver ring with the powerful reverberations of these women’s effort and influence; from the original founding mother, Esther Short, to the subsequent groundbreaking endeavors of Clark County women in politics, business, and community.

The walk will start at Esther Short Park and end at the Clark County Historical Museum. It will take roughly an hour and goes rain or shine. We recommend walkers dress accordingly.

Upcoming available dates for this tour are:

  • August 26th at Noon
  • September 2nd at 6pm
  • September 17th at Noon

Tickets are $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Contact us today at (360) 993-5679 or by email to arrange a tour for group of 10 to 25!


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Arnada Garden Tour

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Clark County Historical Museum tour guide Brad Richardson will be joined by former OSU & WSU Master Gardener Barbara Clark to present a Tree and Front Garden Themed Walking Tour of the Arnada Neighborhood on Friday, August 5, 2016 beginning 6pm at Arnada Park (610 E 25th St, Vancouver, WA 98663). Brad and Barbara highlight the history of the homes in this historic neighborhood as well as heritage trees and the home’s contemporary gardens. The tour will end at Cellar55 (1812 Washington St. Vancouver, WA 98660).

Reservations for this special tour are required. Call 360/993-5679 to reserve seats. Cost is $7 for museum members and $9 for non-members.

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CCHM Walking Tours

walking1Experience history in person on a Clark County Historical Museum walking tour. What’s the history of the Academy? Who was Kiggins and why did he come to Vancouver? What’s the connection between St. James Church and the Hudson’s Bay Company? Join us on a CCHM walking tour to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Walks range from 1 to 2 miles and go rain or shine. We recommend walkers dress accordingly.

Our tours feature the following areas:

Below is our 2016 tour schedule:

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Individual tour tickets and season passes are available. Individual tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Full season passes are $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Please contact us at (360) 993-5679 or by email at info@cchmuseum.org.

Purchase your tickets online via the link below:


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First Friday: Open Beading Night

IMG_0034_SMALLAre you a beader? Bring your project to CCHM during Vancouver’s First Friday Art Walk on May 6, 2016 for open beading! Everyone is welcome to this free event. It’ll run from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. This is a social activity, not a class. Also, please bring your own light! While you’re here, be sure to experience the exhibition Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America. Admission is waived for First Friday’s but donations are greatly appreciated. Come make some wearable art with us!

 

Frugal Family Fun Awaits!


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Frugal Family Fun Awaits!  Come to the museum to pick up your copy of Mr. Carnegie’s Grand Tour of Washington and Oregon. The passport is your guide to an automobile adventure celebrating Carnegie libraries. Visit three locations and be entered to win a prize! Fill out your Carnegie library scavenger hunt and learn more about these wonderful buildings!

This passport was developed by the Carnegie Library Consortium of Washington (CLCW), a special initiative of the Clark County Historical Museum.  The CLCW wishes to promote awarness and preservation of Carnegie library buildings by sharing their history and heritage, and by promoting related tourism and commerce.

Click here to learn more about Mr. Carnegie’s Grand Tour.

 

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