Calendar of Events

CCHM Speaker Series – Clark County Stories: Conversations with Women in Politics

Speaker Donna Sinclair, PhD

CCHM’s 2020 Speaker Series continues on Facebook Live Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m., with Donna Sinclair in “Clark County Stories: Conversations with Women in Politics”.

In this presentation based on the Clark County Stories project conducted in partnership with WSU Vancouver, historians and scholars, Donna Sinclair and Sue Peabody, highlight a series of conversational interviews and discussions exploring and reflecting on the role women have played as political leaders in Clark County. Several women in Clark County politics participated in recorded discussions for this program, including former congresswoman and state legislator, Linda Smith, former state legislator and Clark County Councilor Betty Sue Morris, former Camas Mayor, Nan Henriksen, and former City Councilor, Pat Jollota.

Donna Sinclair, Ph.D. is an historian and scholar specializing in oral history and the history of the Pacific Northwest. Sinclair holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University – Vancouver as well as a Master’s in History and Ph.D. in Urban Studies from Portland State University. She teaches as an adjunct for Washington State University Vancouver, served on the Washougal Planning Commission in 2017 and is on the Washougal School Board of Directors.

Dr. Susan Peabody is Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University Vancouver. Her historical exhibit, “The Strange History de Furcy Madeleine,” about a slave who won his freedom in the courts of France and Britain, appears at the Musée de Villèle, Réunion Island, France.

The CCHM Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission and Wager Audio. In our effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, this event will be streamed free on Facebook.

The Clark County Stories project is supported through the Pettyjohn Fund of the Department of History, Washington State University.

CCHM Speaker Series – “Mount St. Helens: 40 Years Later”

CCHM’s Speaker Series continues on Facebook Live Thursday, May 7th at 7 pm, with “Mount St. Helens: 40 Years Later”. Join CCHM Executive Director, Brad Richardson, as he looks back at the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and the events surrounding that day.

During this month’s Speaker Series event, Brad will reflect on the most destructive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. He will discuss the past volcanic events around Clark County, the lead up to that faithful morning, as well as the short- and long-term economic and cultural impacts it had on the region.

The CCHM 2020 Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission and Wager Audio. In our effort to support social distancing, this event will be streamed free on Facebook.

If you would like to support the Speaker Series and other CCHM programming during this time, please consider a tax-deductible donation equal to the regular cost of admission to this event ($5 adults; $4 seniors & youth).

For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org.

History on Tap Streaming Edition: History A-Brewin’ (Encore)

Missed January’s History on Tap “Clark County’s Brewing History: From Fort Vancouver to Fortside”? We’re bringing it back for an encore presentation, right to the comfort of your own home.

Join CCHM Executive Director, Brad Richardson, as he streams live from the Kiggins Theater on April 16th at 7pm. Learn all about brewing in the time of the Hudson’s Bay Company and Vancouver Barracks; the era of prohibition; the Women’s Christian Temperance Union; and the establishment and growth of Great Western Malting.

Have a history question you’d like to have answered? The ever popular segment, “Ask Pat,” is back! Post your question to CCHM’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page (#AskPat) or email us at outreach@cchm.org. Local historian, Pat Jollata, will select one question to answer during the show.

Tickets can be purchased online at kigginstheatre.com/movies/history-on-tap. Ticket holders will receive a private link to the event prior to the show.

Audio support for History on Tap is provided by the Courtney Irvin Trust. Additional support is provided by Vancouver’s Downtown Association and ZZeppelin.

For more information, call the museum at 360-993-5679 or email at outreach@cchmuseum.org.

Property Research 101

Join Brad Richardson for this three-part virtual workshop where he walks you through the process of researching the history and developing a historical narrative for your property.

Cost: $15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $40 for the entire series

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

In this online workshop, CCHM Executive Director Brad Richardson teaches you the tools and skills needed to do property research on historic residential properties. Learn how to use readily available online resources to uncover the history behind your home or property.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

In the second part of our series, Brad focuses on historic commercial properties to help you uncover the history behind your business or property. 

A portion of this workshop will briefly review tools introduced in our Residential Properties course. While not required, we recommend Property Research 101: Residential Properties

ONLINE RESOURCES

In the final installment of our workshop series, join Brad as he dives into how to access and use a variety of online archives to help you tell the story of your property.

This workshop is the final in a three-part series. While not required, we recommend Property Research 101: Residential Properties and/or Property Research 101: Commercial Properties.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

CCHM online workshop are held on Zoom. Get the free Zoom app or you can sign in here https://zoom.us/signin. You’ll receive a link to join at least 30 minutes before class begins.