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“Logging and fishing history of a once vibrant town”

Aberdeen Museum of History
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Aberdeen
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Photos and memorabilia of the history of Aberdeen and Hoquiam - once thriving towns built up around the fishing and lumber industries.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had hoped to connect up with the tall ships in Aberdeen ("The Hawaiian Chieftain" and "The Lady Washington") but they had slipped out of port before we could get there! So we spent some time in Aberdeen exploring before heading after the ships. Aberdeen is a little depressed and it is always sad to see these lumber ports (like Coos Bay) a little down on their luck. We stopped at the Museum and were very happy to see that this was one item that still had a spark of the community alive and well. The museum is small but well set out with full size examples of shops, a bridge of a ship, dioramas of the logging business and several other items. The docents are terrific and very, very knowledgeable. There is also a film of a July 4th celebration when Aberdeen was at its height. No less that 26 nationalities represented that day - a reminder to all of us as to what makes the country the best in the world - people seeking freedom and wanting to better themselves.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is a working model that was once used to teach loggers how to operate in the field. The dedicated volunteer worked in the lumber business and knew a lot about how it was done in the old days, and how it's done today. We were fascinated with his stories and spent a lot of time there.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We recently visited from Melbourne, Australia and had a lengthy chat with one of the owners abour Nirvana. He was awesome and had some great stories. On our self guided Nirvana tour we stopped at the museum and had a great time looking around at the great items in this museum. Keep up the great work. Mat Wust.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lovely place to visit when in Aberdeen. Nice to go if your a kurt Cobain fan. I saw his memorial statue and the couch he slept on while staying at a friends house!

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