Saturday, September 6th at 11am, the Clark County Historical Museum will host an open house and volunteer recruitment event. Participants will meet Executive Director Katie Anderson and mingle with current museum volunteers and staff.
The Clark County Historical Museum provides a unique volunteer experience for individuals of ages 18 and up who are interested in local history, care about historic preservation and want to increase their knowledge of Clark County’s rich past. Individuals who like to use their skills to help others and want to be a member of a congenial and welcoming community are invited to explore the volunteer program at CCHM.
Meals are moments in which cultural traditions are transmitted across generations, hand to mouth. Visit your museum to view our latest exhibit, Foodfor Thought: ClarkCounty’s Food History. Come explore ClarkCounty’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.
Join us at Heritage Farm September 27th from 10am to 3pm for our FREE 2014 Harvest Fun Day and Food Drive!
This event is a great way to connect to Clark County’s agricultural heritage and give back to your community by picking foods from Heritage Farm gardens for donation to the Clark County Food Bank.
Bring a can of food for our food donation bins and participate in fun activities including making your own ice cream, decorating pumpkins, creating a pinecone birdfeeder, hands-on animal exhibitions, plant sales, art activities, a corn shucking contest and more!
Participating organizations include our friends at the WSU Extension, Clark County, Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County, Master Composter/Recycler program, Vancouver Urban Forestry, Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association, Clark County Food Bank, Lions Club and the Clark Cowlitz Farm Bureau.
It’s Walking Tour Season! Experience history in person on a Clark County Historical Museum walking tour Friday’s noon-1pm and Saturday’s 9-10am starting May 30th running through August 29th. Call 360.993.5679 to reserve a spot. Cost is $7 ($5 member),13-Tour Pass $80 ($53 members),6-Tour Pass $40 ($27 member). Click here for a walking tour schedule.
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.