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US Navy Seals blog features “Vet Ink” online

Click here to read an article about our “Vet Ink” exhibit at www.usnavyseals.com.

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Northwest Guardian features “Vet Ink”

Click here to read an article in the Northwest Guardian about the “Vet Ink” exhibit.

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The Oregonian features “Vet Ink”

Click here to read The Oregonian’s article on our “Vet Ink” exhibit.

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UK Daily Mail features “Vet Ink”

Click here to read an article about “Vet Ink” on the UK’s Mail Online!

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NBC News features “Vet Ink”

Click here to read the NBC News article about our exhibit “Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos”.

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The Columbian features “Vet Ink”

On February 19th, 2013, we opened “Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos”, the very first exhibit to be featured in our new brick room gallery. This multimedia exhibit features the stories of local veterans’ service-inspired tattoos. Click here to read an article about the exhibit from The Columbian.

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Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos

Run dates: February 19, 2013 – September 27, 2013

Click here to read an article about the exhibit in The Columbian, here for The Oregonian’s story on the exhibit, here to read about the exhibit on NBCNews.com, and here to read about it in the UK’s Daily Mail Online! For a full list of media that ran articles about this exhibit, please visit our Press page.

We’re pretty excited about the very first exhibit to grace the walls of our ‘brick room’ gallery! It’s titled “Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos”, and it runs now through September 2013. The exhibit features the tattoos and stories of eleven local service-members who answered a solicitation put out into the community in the past several weeks.

All subjects were photographed for the exhibit by Kate Singh of Aevum Images in downtown Vancouver and were interviewed by museum staff for the interpretive panels. Locally-trained tattoo artist and co-owner of Timeless Tattoo in Portland, Brynn Sladky, helped museum Collections Manager Kris Wells create two painted panels featuring tattooed figures with cutouts for faces for visitors to use as a tattoo photobooth. Brynn also created custom temporary tattoos that are available in the museum store.

Here’s what exhibit photographer Kate Singh had to say about the exhibit:

The VET INK project excited me when I was asked to be the photographer. I have always been a storyteller; as a nurse, as a mom and as a photographer. The opportunity to tell Veterans’ stories about their tattoos was an amazing opportunity to give value, honor and respect to every generation that would come in. We have a common bond, a sense of family in the military that extends to all who have served…the homeless, the moms and dads, the politician, and the business owner; crossing all lines of gender, race and social status you are respected.

Veterans featured in the exhibit—and their families—receive free admission. CCHS members also get in for free; otherwise, regular museum admission is charged. Call the museum for more information about this and other exhibits.

*As always, CCHS members and active-duty military personnel and their families receive free museum admission. In special conjunction with this exhibit, all U.S. Military Veterans receive free admission through September 28, 2013.

You can watch a video made for the exhibit by clicking the play button below.

Digital Vet Ink submissions

Click on the image(s) below to see additional panels from online submissions to “Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos”. To submit your own story, click here.

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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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CCHM at 2012 Palmer-Wirfs Antique & Collectible Show

Note: this is a past event.

Did you miss our ‘Bridging the Gap’ exhibit about the I-5 bridge? Good news! You now have a second chance to see it at this year’s Palmer-Wirfs Antique and Collectible Show in Ridgefield, WA at the Clark County Event Center!

The dates of this year’s show are Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 2012.

  • Saturday hours are 9 am – 6 pm;
  • Sunday hours are 10 am – 5 pm.

The Event Center is located on the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield at 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

Check the Palmer Wirfs & Associates website for admission prices.

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Working with Tradition: Folk Artists of Washington State

This exhibit ran from November 15th, 2011 to February 18th, 2012.

Beginning November 15th, 2011, the Washington State Historical Society‘s traveling exhibit Working with Tradition will be on display in the north-west gallery. This exhibit will explore the “hand-made” traditions carried on by artists in Washington State. Exhibit panels around the gallery will describe fourteen folk artists’ work. Examples of folk art from the museum’s own collection will also be featured.

This exhibit is brought to the Clark County Historical Museum through the generous support of Humanities Washington with media support from the Vancouver Business Journal.

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Coming soon: CCHS to install exhibit at the Vancouver Depot

Spokane Seattle Portland Railway

 

Due to generous support from a Transportation Enhancement Grant and a BNSF Foundation Grant, the Clark County Historical Museum is currently working on a permanent interpretive exhibit on the SP&S Railway that will be installed at Vancouver’s 1909 Train Depot or Amtrak Station. Stay tuned for the opening celebration details.

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Road to Equality: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in the Northwest

This exhibit closed on February 2nd, 2012.

This new exhibit continues our recognition of the centennial of Washington State women gaining (and keeping) the right to vote in 1910. (Oregon women gained their right to vote in 1912.) This exhibit was made possible due to the generous support of Margaret Colf Hepola, The Vancouver Business Journal and The Columbian.

Exhibit Women VotingThe Clark County Historical Museum will open their newest exhibit, Road to Equality: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in the Northwest on Thursday, June 24, 2010 , with a reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m . This new exhibit continues our recognition of the centennial of Washington State women gaining (and keeping) the right to vote in 1910. (Oregon women gained their right to vote in 1912.) Reception attendees will have the opportunity to make their own political buttons about issues of personal interest and vote on the Equal Rights Amendment while mingling with some of Vancouver’s legendary ladies as played by the Vancouver Heritage Ambassadors. This exhibit will also launch the museum’s first use of the Guide by Cell program which enables museum visitors to access additional information throughout the exhibit by using their cell phones. The program will also enable visitors to provide the museum with feedback about this newly created exhibit. Light refreshments will be served; the reception is free and open to the public.

From the victory of the 19th Amendment to the struggle to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, many women – and men as well – worked their entire adult lives to secure women’s rights. Today, in the Northwest and across the United States, women have made inroads into formerly male-dominated fields including politics and commerce, but it has been a long road and large disparities still remain. This exhibit will challenge as well as educate and entertain as you learn more about some of the Northwest’s heroines from pioneer times until today. Road to Equality will run through December 31, 2011. During the 18 month exhibition we will host a number of related public programs that will be held in conjunction with this exhibit so check in with museum staff or this website for upcoming details and scheduling information.

This exhibit was made possible due to the generous support of Margaret Colf Hepola, The Vancouver Business Journal and The Columbian.

 

Downloadable Paper Dolls (Pepper Kim, creator, CCHM Educational Advisory Committee Member)

Scavenger Hunt for the Road to Equality (Created by Legacy High School Teacher Pepper Kim)

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Bridging the Gap: the History of the Interstate Bridge

This exhibit opened February 3rd, 2011 and closed on October 29th, 2011.

This exhibit features the subject of much local debate: the Interstate-5 bridge that spans the Columbia River from downtown Vancouver to Jantzen Beach. We created this exhibit in order to provide context for the current bridge debate by showing how the bridge was begun and how it has changed since the idea was first conceived over a century ago.

Although this exhibit is no longer on display at the museum, it will be on special exhibit on Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, at the Palmer-Wirfs Antique and Collectible Show at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington!

The Interstate Bridge is also the subject of a featured article in our 2010 Clark County History Annual, available now at the museum! Call us at (360) 993-5679 or send an email to info@cchmuseum.org for more information.

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Autumn Trout Gathering

Brautigan Exhibit Trout Fishing Poster

This exhibit closed on January 30th, 2011.

This exhibit will feature previously unpublished photographs of noted author Richard Brautigan taken by photographer Eric Weber, posters and other memorabilia from his readings in San Francisco, a selection of the nearly 400 unpublished manuscripts donated to The Brautigan Library, and video and sound installations created by the Washington State University Vancouver Creative Media & Digital Culture faculty and students.

Please join us on Thursday October 7, 2010 from 5-9 PM for the opening of, Autumn Trout Gathering. This exhibit will feature previously unpublished photographs of noted author Richard Brautigan taken by photographer Eric Weber, posters and other memorabilia from his readings in San Francisco, a selection of the nearly 400 unpublished manuscripts donated to The Brautigan Library, and video and sound installations created by the Washington State University Vancouver Creative Media & Digital Culture faculty and students.

The exhibit is being curated by WSU V’s Dr. John Barber and Jeannette Altman and will run through January 30, 2011 (Brautigan’s birthday). At 7 PM noted Brautigan scholar and WSU V professor, Dr. John Barber will lecture on The Brautigan Library Challenge which will explain our exciting new museum program in more detail. Light refreshments will be available. Exhibit openings at the museum are free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

Brautigan Mayonnaise Jar

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Expressions of Community: Women Embracing Art

This exhibit closed in 2010.

Expressions of Community: Women Embracing Art

This exhibit featured the work of more than a dozen local female artists, ranging in media from acrylic and beadwork to sculpture and three-dimensional collage.

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