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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!

2011 Holiday Open House & Artisans’ Market

Note: this is a past event.

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 the Clark County Historical Museum will hold its annual Holiday Open House & Artisans’ Market from 10 am to 4 pm!
We’ve hand-picked a group of wonderful artists from both shores of the Columbia River whose hand-made goods will be on display just for you!

This event will combine a day of free admission to the museum with a lovely, local holiday shopping opportunity for the folk of Vancouver and Portland in the cozy surroundings of our 1909 Carnegie Library building.

Our musical guest this year will be Vancouver’s own Levi Warren (www.leviwarren.com). If you haven’t heard him yet, you’re in for a treat!

Museum volunteers will be offering a children’s craft area downstairs and light refreshments will be served.

Give us a call at (360) 993-5679 if you have any questions about this event!