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Clark County Historical Museum

1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660-2945
+1 360-993-5679
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great find

We had a really good visit. It had some really great displays. It was first place we stopped to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Turlock, California
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Vancouver and Washington History

Not a place you go every day, though it is worth a visit, interesting building as well, staff is... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
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The Clark County Historical Society & Museum are dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the cultural history of Clark County and the Pacific Northwest, and to sponsoring educational programs and exhibits for the enrichment of all members of the public. The museum is located in Vancouver Washington's 1909 Carnegie Library at 1511 Main Street.To achieve the above functions, the museum produces changing interpretive exhibits using the tangible historic objects stored in the museum collection and temporary loans of items from the community and other heritage organizations. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits from larger institutions and regularly provides lectures, classes, special events, student internships, teacher training opportunities and other related education programs to further the appreciation of the history and culture of Clark County. The museum also houses a gift shop and a research library, both of which are open during regular museum hours.
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11 Aug 2017
“great find”
27 Nov 2016
“Vancouver and Washington History”
1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660-2945
+1 360-993-5679
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a really good visit. It had some really great displays. It was first place we stopped to learn some history of the town.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Not a place you go every day, though it is worth a visit, interesting building as well, staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.

Thank AnAmericanFamily
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

There were a number of exhibits during our First Thursday art walk visit. I loved the architecture of the building as well as info on the local area. The native American bead work was beautiful and very decorative and ornate. Be sure to check out...More

Thank TrvlTheWorld2
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

What an interesting walk! Learn some history and legends of local businesses that are said to be haunted. Hidden House, Kiggens the theater and the I-5 bridge are just a few. I think it is only offered in October, but worth the $10.

Thank anilif
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Very friendly, helpful and informed staff on Vancouver's history. We went on their ghost walk this last year and learned a lot about Vancouver and had a blast!More

1  Thank Naomi S
Katie A, Manager at Clark County Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Hi Naomi! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and the Haunted Tour! If you like us on Facebook you can keep track of all the great programs we have coming up! April is our Members Month with several special events just for Members: a...More

Reviewed 9 March 2015

I've lived in Vancouver, WA for 20 years and I finally visited for the first time. First Friday of the month is an art walk in downtown Vancouver. Lots of places are open and showing different types of art and photography. The museum is open...More

1  Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Worth checking out, gives great history about the Vancouver area, always something interesting to see.

1  Thank samantha k
Reviewed 25 November 2013

this is a very nice historical museum. displays change regularly. lots of Native American artifacts. have wonderful lectures also.

2  Thank MaryAnn B
Reviewed 5 May 2012

The museum changes its exhibit frequently, but always focuses on the region and its place in the “bigger picture.” Recent exhibit included one on women’s undergarments; another is of Native American basketry. It did one on the history of the Interstate 5 bridge that connects...More

3  Thank SW_Washington
Reviewed 24 January 2012

I have been going there so much 40 years.. just love it .I hope it's kind to you. somtimes people change things just to keep a job ,, but it alway's went back to real Historical Museum and Quite Nice

3  Thank b C
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