Many organizations in the county are working to preserve, protect, and promote Clark County’s rich history, heritage and culture. Below are links to some activities, events, and resources that may be of interest to you.
|Historic Partners||Organization Information|
|Clark County Historic Museum||
First Thursday Speaker Series
Historic Sites Mobile App
|North Clark Historical Museum||
Located in the former Amboy United Brethren Church, the museum focuses on Native American culture, pioneer heritage, and logging. The Museum is open every Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free.
The historical Venersborg Schoolhouse was built in 1912 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Washington State Heritage Register. Residents are welcome to use the community center for family and neighborhood events. The building is located at 24309 NE 209th Street, Battle Ground, WA.
Talking History of Venersborg
|Chelatchie Prairie Railroad||
In the logging boom days, this railroad line transported logs to Columbia River ports. Today the train transports passengers through scenic northern Clark County from Yacolt to Moulton Falls and Chelatchie Prairie and back, pulled by an 1841 diesel locomotive. Open on weekends during the summer, with special events throughout the year that include Christmas tree runs, murder mysteries, staged hold-ups, and more. Track and railroad car maintenance and repair has received funding support from the Clark County Historical Promotions Grant.
Located on a 100 acre natural area in the City of Vancouver, Columbia Springs is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation and science education close to home. Columbia Springs sponsors free Guided Walks of the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery. Funding from the Clark County Historical Promotions Grant has been awarded to support some of the development of the Guided Walks.
|The Historic Trust||
Pearson Field Education Center
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
|Two Rivers Heritage Museum||
The Museum has a large collection of Native American baskets and artifacts; dairy, farming, and logging equipment, musical instruments, old kitchen displays, antique furniture, toys, dolls, tools, a replica of a farm blacksmith workshop, and an old Washougal town pump. The museum also houses a collection of more than 6000 photos of local businesses, buildings and people, books, land records, cemetery records, and many family history records. Visitors from all over come to the museum to research their homes, property, and relatives. The gift shop includes published histories by local authors. Located in downtown Washougal, the museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Gathering Place at Washuxwal
|Clark County Genealogical Society||
CCGS maintains an active schedule of classes, meetings, and seminars and supports a genealogical research library, open to the public, specializing in Southwest Washington, but with world-wide coverage. Volunteers are involved in local cemetery maintenance, researching pioneer stories, and indexing vital records.
Built by more than 100 volunteers over the course of two years, this modern full-scale Chinookan plankhouse was built based on findings from the archaeological village site of Cathlapotle. The Plankhouse and the objects inside of it offer a tangible link to those who lived there and provide a unique site for the interpretation of the natural and cultural heritage preserved on the Refuge. The Cathlapotle Plankhouse House serves as an education and interpretive center that is open to the public on certain dates and times. Funding from the Clark County Historical Promotions Grant has been awarded to support some of the museum collections preservation and database management.