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April is Members Month!

DSC_1388rJoin us for a month of exclusive programs and discounts. We love our Members! During the month of April we will be celebrating Clark County Historical Society Members with special discounts and Members Only programs. It’s a great time to belong!

Join now to enjoy these great Members Only programs:

April 10th at 6 pm – Movie Night featuring The Monuments Men

April 12th 2-4 pm – Open House at the Covington House

April 18th at 4 pm – Talk with Sam Robinson, acting chairman of the Chinook Indian Nation

April 26th at 1 pm – Preview new walking tour of Historic Downtown Ridgefield

Along with Members Only programs, CCHS Members will also receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store. And you can bring a friend to CCHM for free all month long. Membership is important to the Museum and you can help us grow our membership base by inviting friends who love history to visit the Museum and join us.

Please contact us at (360) 993-5679 or by email at info@cchmuseum.org today for more information.

SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway

SP&S_Web Banner On Saturday, January 31, 2015, we unveiled our newest exhibit, SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway. This permanent interpretive display reaches beyond the walls of the Clark County Historical Museum and is housed in Vancouver’s 1909 Train Depot (Amtrak Station).

This exhibit was made possible through years of work and generous support grants from the Transportation Enhancement Program, U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the BNSF Railway Foundation.

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.

All Aboard! Opening of SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway

On Saturday, January 31, cchm053012015, 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 ccchm14279ounty 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!

Big Ideas, Boosterism, and Business: A History of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

On5a9e2bb0-3bf6-4047-af23-10068e1b0086 April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm, the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) will present “Big Ideas, Boosterism, and Business: A History of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.” This talk, in conjunction with our First Thursday Lecture series, will explore the 125-year history of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. From the building of the Interstate Bridge to the fight over a continued military presence at Vancouver Barracks this history provides a lens for the community to examine the growth of Vancouver and the region. Our resident historian Bradley Richardson will give this lecture. 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.

Please contact us at (360) 993-5679, by email info@cchmuseum.org or visit our website today for more information.

Mapping Clark County: Maps & Aerial Photographs 1854-2000

Photograph of 'Mapping Clark County' exhibit case at the 2011 Palmer Wirfs Antique & Collectible Show in Ridgefield, WA

On display from February through June 23, 2012 in our northwest gallery will be Mapping Clark County: Maps & Aerial Photographs 1854-2000, a wonderful new exhibit featuring maps and aerial photographs of Clark County from 1854 to 2000, along with tools of the trade including the solar transit used by C. C. Redman to survey Vancouver Barracks more than 160 years ago and items on loan from the office of longtime Vancouver mapmaker Phil Arnold, who died on January 14 at age 96. This exhibit is dedicated to his memory.

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