Upcoming Events & Classes

Human Rights in History

Human Rights in History_Web Square_edited-1CCHM’s First Thursday event on May 5, 2016 at 7:00pm features Nancy Koppelman, professor of American studies and humanities at The Evergreen State College, presenting “Human Rights in History.” What assumptions do we each hold about human rights? How are these assumptions influenced by history, ethics, politics, and citizenship? What are the challenges to human rights movements and how can the goals of those movements be achieved around the globe? This presentation offers a comprehensive historical context for understanding how the idea of human rights became not only a commitment widely shared by individuals, but also an organizing ethic within and among global nations.

This program is in conjunction with the One November Morning exhibition and will take place at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main Street, Vancouver.

Admission is free thanks to support from Humanities Washington. Doors will open at 5:00pm. Please contact us at (360) 993-5679, by email info@cchmuseum.org or visit our website today for more information.

2016 Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction

Illinois DougJoin us for a fun evening of wine, music, and camaraderie! Our evening’s entertainment will be Troubadour “Illinois” Doug Tracy presenting Liberty & Union: Presidential Campaign Songs of 1860 & 1864. Enjoy a delicious dinner, and bid on outstanding goods and services in our silent auction–all to benefit museum programs.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 5-9 pm
Where: Vancouver’s Club Green Meadows at 7703 NE 72nd Avenue
Tickets: $65 for CCHS members, $75 for non-members, $520 for table of 8

Reserve and purchase tickets by May 9, 2016 in person at the museum, by phone at 360.993.5679, or online 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!


One November Morning

One November Morning ImageDescendants of the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864 have created an exhibit of artwork depicting the day of the massacre. More than 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho people were viciously massacred at Sand Creek, CO. The work of Cheyenne and Arapaho artists Brent Learned and George Levi focuses on the remembrance, honor and strength of their ancestors and leaders.

CCHM is hosting the exhibition One November Morning from February 13 through May 28, 2016.  This extraordinary exhibition has shown at the Denver Art Museum and galleries at University of Denver and Northwestern University. CCHM will be the first venue on the West Coast. The artists will conduct gallery talks and demonstrations during their second visit April 22-27.

Learned and Levi will paint three murals that memorialize their journey to Vancouver to tell the stories of their ancestors. The murals will also contain elements of Clark County history. This permanent addition to our collection will document a historic visit from Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal representatives.

Schedule of events for second visit:

  • Tuesday, April 26
    • Noon-4pm – Mural painting open to the public – admission required to view exhibitions
    • 6-8pm – Artists’ program – $15 suggested donation
  • Wednesday, April 27
    • Noon-4pm – Mural painting open to the public – admission required to view exhibitions
    • 6-8pm – Artists’ program – $15 suggested donation
  • Saturday, April 30
    • 1-3pm – Meet George Levi – Regular admission rates

CCHM is partnering with WSUV, Clark College, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Title VII Indian Education and the Portland Art Museum.  Throughout the run of the exhibition, related programs related will be held at these various venues.

Your donation will help us bring the exhibition and several of the artists to the Museum.

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 curator Brad Richardson Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm 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, so contact us today to hold your spot. Contact us at (360) 993-5679 or by email today to hold your spot!

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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:

  • Officers Row
  • Esther Short Neighborhood
  • Lower Main Street
  • Hudson’s Bay Neighborhood
  • Uptown Village
  • Hough Neighborhood
  • Arnada Neighborhood
  • Middle Main
  • Shumway Neighborhood
  • Carter Park Neighborhood
  • Lincoln Neighborhood
  • Ridgefield

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.

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April is Members Month!

DSC_1388rJoin us for a month of exclusive programs and discounts. We love our Members! During the month of April we will be celebrating Clark County Historical Society Members with special discounts and Members Only programs. It’s a great time to belong!

Join now to enjoy these great Members Only programs:

April 9th 2-4 pm –  Open House at the Stanger House  (9215 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98664)

April 19th at 6 pm – Movie Night at CCHM featuring Suffragette

April 30th at 12 pm – Exclusive walking tour of Historic Downtown Camas

Along with Members Only programs, CCHS Members will also receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store. And you can bring a friend to CCHM for free all month long. Membership is important to the Museum and you can help us grow our membership base by inviting friends who love history to visit the Museum and join us.

Please contact us at (360) 993-5679 or by email at info@cchmuseum.org today for more information.

Not a member yet? Become one today!

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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.