On Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 10:00am to 11:00am we are unveiling our newest exhibit, The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway. This permanent interpretive display will be housed at Vancouver’s 1909 Train Depot (Amtrak Station), and was generously supported by grants from the Transportation Enhancement Program, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the BNSF Railway Foundation.
There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:00am by CCHM Executive Director Katie Anderson, Vancouver City Council Member Anne McEnerny-Ogle, a BNSF representative, retired SP&S engineer Harry Hendricks, exhibit designer Ed Austin, and Duane Cramer from the SP&S Historical Society. After the ceremony, there will be an opportunity for you to share your train related photos and memories. We encourage you to bring photographs and memories relating to the SP&S or other Clark County railroad history.
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.
Also, be sure to join us at the museum to see how the railroad, and their unions, played a pivotal role in employing our county’s citizens through our “Labor: A Working History” exhibit.
To get on track with all of our exhibits, please contact us through email or by phone at 360-993-5679. CCHM – Local history at your fingertips!
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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 Saturday, February 7th, 2015 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm 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!
Kids ages 8 to 12 will be guided through four fun-tastic stations ranging from a museum-wide scavenger hunt to a tree-mendous craft station. The three-hour day camp will be a fun filled and educational day for all.
Tickets for the day of discovery are $15 per child ($10 for CCHS members). Pre-pay today to reserve your spot as space is limited to 10 kids for each day. Call 360-993-5679 or email .
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.