Upcoming Events & Classes

Food in Clark County Today

Food Panel_Web SquareIn recent years, dialogues over how our food is grown, where it comes from, and how it’s distributed have taken center stage in our local and national community conversations. Join CCHM on June 2, 2016 at 7:00pm for a panel discussion about our current food system in Clark County. Representatives from Clark County’s food organizations, including the Clark County Food Bank, Clark/Cowlitz Farm Bureau, Clark County Public Health, FISH of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Farmers’ Market will gather to discuss our food, where it comes from, and what food issues county residents face today. This panel is part of our monthly First Thursday Lecture Series.

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 lecture 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!

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.

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.

Purchase your tickets online via the link below:

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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.