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, August 15, 2015 from 2:00pm 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!
Experience history in person on a Clark County Historical Museum walking tour. Walks range from 1 to 2 miles and go rain or shine. We recommend walkers dress accordingly.
This year’s tours will 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, and Lincoln Neighborhood.
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, by email at email@example.com, or purchase a ticket below today to hold your spot!
Special walking tours this year include a sidewalk garden tour and the return of our Haunted Walking Tours. Private tours can also be arranged at your request for groups of 10 or more.
On July 2, 2015 at 7:00pm, CCHM’s First Thursday presents, “Teddy Roosevelt: Wilderness Warrior in Washington.” This fascinating talk by Scott Woodward will cover Teddy Roosevelt’s 17-city whistle stop tour of Washington State.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt made a 17-city whistle stop tour of Washington State, inspiring thousands of Washington residents on both sides of the Cascades. The wilderness legacy that ensued from this visit guarantees our sense of place in Washington state today with the formation of national wildlife refuges, national forests and parks, and national monuments. This presentation combines music, anthropology and history. Woodward also discusses Theodore Roosevelt’s signature approach to getting things done: combining politics with citizenship that crossed all political lines and built legacies for future generations, as well as establishing the sense of place we have today.
Scott is a self-proclaimed history buff and ardent fan of wildlife, nature, and Theodore Roosevelt. For thirty years Scott taught American history, anthropology and Washington state history in the Richland School District and for Columbia Basin College before retiring in 2002. He is currently a full-time volunteer and President of the Tapteal Greenway and Ridges to Rivers Open Space Network, which promotes education, recreation and conservation in the Mid-Columbia region of Washington state.
Support for this program has been provided by Humanities Washington.
Admission is free thanks to support from Humanities Washington. Doors will open at 5:00pm.
For more event information or if you have questions, contact the museum through email or by phone at 360-993-5679. We offer local history at your fingertips!
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.