On Saturday, January 31, 2015, 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 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.
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!
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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!
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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.
SAVE 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!
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.