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Address: 1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-993-5679
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Description: The Clark County Historical Society & Museum are dedicated to the...
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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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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!

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Katie A, Manager at Clark County Historical Museum, responded to this review

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 special tour of Covington House, a talk with Sam Robinson, acting Chairman of the Chinook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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 and it's free, so I went and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of cool displays on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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

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Vancouver, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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 Vancouver to Portland. The new executive director has brought a welcome, dynamic perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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

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Address: 1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-993-5679
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver

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