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2011 “Luv in the Couv” Dinner and Auction

Note: this is a past event.

Thanks to all who attended our May 21st “Luv in the Couv” fundraising dinner and auction at Clark College! It was a blast!

Check out our Flickr page for photos taken at the event. Thanks to Ed Rankin for this service!

2011 Women’s Tea and Luncheon with Aunt Lena

Note: this is a past event.

On March 21st, in conjunction with Women’s History Month as well as continuing programming for our Road to Equality exhibit, CCHM presented the 5th Annual Women’s Tea & Luncheon featuring the hilarious alter ego of artist Anne-Louise Sterry with “Aunt Lena’s Views on Women’s Rights and Issues”.

Anne-Louise Sterry is an award-winning recording artist, author, songwriter, and master storyteller. She hosts two shows on The Women’s Information Network and is a radio host for Red River Writers Live. Aunt Lena, on the other hand, is a wise-cracking Italian immigrant who is full of unique advice whether requested or not.

Both Anne-Louise and Aunt Lena were wonderful. We took some pictures from her visit, which you can view here.


7th Annual Harvest Fun Day at new location!

Note: this is a past event.

The Clark County Historical Museum is partnering with Clark County and WSU Extension to host the Museum’s 7th Annual Harvest Fun Day at the 78th Street Heritage Farm site in Hazel Dell. This free family-oriented event promises a full day of activities, contests, and displays to celebrate Clark County’s rural heritage. Formerly held in downtown Vancouver, the event is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 AM to 4 PM, on the grounds of the farm site.

Displays and demonstrations include antique farm equipment, rope making and corn grinding with the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association, a blacksmith and his working forge, working draft horses and mules, small animals displays by the Clark County 4-H.

A number of hands-on activities will be provided including pumpkin decorating and the ever-popular scarecrow making, with all materials provided free courtesy of Bi-Zi Farms and Spanky’s Family Consignment Shop; and button making with Dorothy Krugner of The Button Jar. Legacy High School students will offer face painting. Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt will lead wagon tours of the property. Event attendees will also be able to “give back to the community” by assisting the Clark County Food Bank with harvesting vegetables for later distribution to families in need.

Pie-eating contests will begin at 11:30, followed by corn-shucking contests at 1:30 PM. Both contests are split into three age groups and require pre-registration. Age brackets are 4-8, 9-15, and 16 and over. Register by contacting the Museum at (360) 993-5679 or by email at cchm@pacifier.com.

Vancouver Pizza will sell pizza throughout the day, donating part of the proceeds to the Museum. Live music will be provided from 10 am – 12 noon by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association.

This event is made possible through generous support from the Clark-Cowlitz Farm Bureau, Bi-Zi Farms, Spanky’s Family Consignment Shop, The Columbian, Dulin’s Café, Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association, Waste Connections, Soha Sign, Water & Air Works, Kazoodles, and Sunrise Bagels.

The museum is in need of volunteers to help staff the event. Volunteers are needed to assist children with hands on craft activities and to help set up and break down the event. To volunteer to help at this event, contact CCHM Visitor Services Coordinator Karen Washabaugh at (360) 993-5679 or by email at cchm@pacifier.com.

Come One Come All Past Event


2010 Chocolate Extravaganza

Ladies Luncheon ChocolateSAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendar for Saturday evening May 22, 2010 and join us for our Wine & Chocolate Extravaganza event. This year we will be at Clark College enjoying amazing chocolate creations made by master Chocolatier Ian Titterton and the students in his amazing baking program. The event includes dinner, beverages, chocolates, live music by JEM and silent & live auctions. This auction will feature edible chocolate replicas of some of our museum artifacts! The chocolate master pieces will be custom made for the event by Titterton. Titterton is the former Head Chocolatier for Moonstruck Chocolates in Portland, OR. This is an event you do not want to miss!



Fourth Annual Women’s Tea & Luncheon Event

John English A Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Tickets are available now for our Fourth Annual Women’s Tea & Luncheon event on Monday March 15, 2010. This annual event is held in honor of National Women’s History Month. Advanced ticket purchase required; seating is limited; tickets are $35/person. This event sells out every year. Last year’s event even had a waiting list! Participants receive a catered luncheon and entertainment. This year the event will be the “closing act” for our Boomer! exhibit. Museum staff will begin dismantling the Boomer! exhibit the following day so we found it fitting to honor one of America’s great entertainers, Frank Sinatra.

Join us and tribute singer John English at this special event. John English known as “The Voice” has been thrilling audiences both young and old since the age of 19. He first developed his love for the great music of Frank Sinatra at the young age of 10. Since then, his career has taken him to numerous venues and events across the west coast from Portland, Oregon to the fabulous Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To purchase your ticket visit or contact the museum at (360) 993-5679.