La Center Historical Museum

La Center Historical Museum Dedicated to preserving La Center's unique history
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10/17/2019
09/18/2019

The La Center Museum is FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Murray and Candy will be on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

La Center Historical Museum
09/17/2019

La Center Historical Museum

09/04/2019

The La Center Museum is FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Don and Suzi will be on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

A beautiful tribute to Tom! He would be so pleased! He meant so much to the La Center Historical Museum and to the entir...
09/01/2019

A beautiful tribute to Tom! He would be so pleased! He meant so much to the La Center Historical Museum and to the entire community!

A beautiful tribute to Tom! He would be so pleased! He meant so much to the La Center Historical Museum and to the entire community!

Please join us in honoring Tom and celebrating his life!
08/20/2019

Please join us in honoring Tom and celebrating his life!

08/01/2019

The Museum is FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Candy, Don and Judy will be on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

The museum was privileged to have the La Center class of '65 visit us on their reunion tour around the area.
07/31/2019

The museum was privileged to have the La Center class of '65 visit us on their reunion tour around the area.

The museum was privileged to have the La Center class of '65 visit us on their reunion tour around the area.

It was a beautiful day to promote the museum! Many people stopped by our booth to say hi and learn a bit about the museu...
07/28/2019

It was a beautiful day to promote the museum! Many people stopped by our booth to say hi and learn a bit about the museum.

It was a beautiful day to promote the museum! Many people stopped by our booth to say hi and learn a bit about the museum.

07/26/2019

We're so excited - we just got a call from the coordinator of the 1965 LC class reunion who want to tour the museum! I'd so glad they thought of us! Can't wait to meet them all - for we are their "memory keepers" :-)

07/03/2019

We're FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Suzi will be on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

Photos from La Center Historical Museum's post
07/02/2019

Photos from La Center Historical Museum's post

A beautiful day to honor the life of a man who had such dedication to the community and the  La Center Historical Museum...
06/29/2019

A beautiful day to honor the life of a man who had such dedication to the community and the La Center Historical Museum. Tom, you will be missed by so many.

A beautiful day to honor the life of a man who had such dedication to the community and the La Center Historical Museum. Tom, you will be missed by so many.

What a wonderful day we had today to honor our friend Tom Wooldridge!! Lots of family, old friends and past co-workers. ...
06/29/2019

What a wonderful day we had today to honor our friend Tom Wooldridge!! Lots of family, old friends and past co-workers. There were a lot of really fun stories told, but Tom still had the last word - leaving a hand written poem he loved just days before he died - The author is unknown. We will dearly miss him -

La Center Historical Museum's cover photo
06/29/2019

La Center Historical Museum's cover photo

The museum will be hosting a “Tom Appreciation Day” on Saturday June 29th between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Coffee and cookies...
06/24/2019

The museum will be hosting a “Tom Appreciation Day” on Saturday June 29th between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Coffee and cookies will be served. Tom’s passion was the museum, and we as Board Member are truly appreciative of all his contributions to preserve La Center’s history. If our museum has ever sparked a memory in you – please consider donating or better yet, support us by volunteering in his place! We’d be honored to have you join us!

Sharon Bryan, past museum board member and English teacher of 40 years, retired this year and just donated 55 La Center ...
06/21/2019

Sharon Bryan, past museum board member and English teacher of 40 years, retired this year and just donated 55 La Center High School year books - most in perfect condition and all with clear plastic covers. The list below shows which years are included. What a treasure she has entrusted us with! Thank you Sharon not only for their safe keeping all these years ... but for sharing them with us and therefore the community. We are very grateful for them!

06/11/2019

We're FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Don, Candi and Judy are on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

05/30/2019
05/29/2019

We're FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Marti and Judy are on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

Two of the museums Best ... Friends gone way too soon -
05/22/2019

Two of the museums Best ... Friends gone way too soon -

Minnie Mae Mossman Hill (July 20, 1863 - January 9, 1946) was an American steamboat captain. Hill was the first woman to...
05/19/2019

Minnie Mae Mossman Hill (July 20, 1863 - January 9, 1946) was an American steamboat captain. Hill was the first woman to hold a captain's license on the Columbia River. She commanded her own vessels and traded along the river during her career.

Meet our two newest members - Jamie Stone and Jerry Soehl. Jamie will be with me on deck from 2-4 today ... stop in and ...
05/18/2019

Meet our two newest members - Jamie Stone and Jerry Soehl. Jamie will be with me on deck from 2-4 today ... stop in and say hi if you're in town.

05/15/2019

We are FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday.
Don Anderson, Jamie Stone and I are on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

The La Center Museum
410 West 5th Street
La Center, WA 98629

Tom Wooldridge requested that we hang his birdhouse at the museum. It now has a special place in the tree in the front y...
05/11/2019

Tom Wooldridge requested that we hang his birdhouse at the museum. It now has a special place in the tree in the front yard. It will always remind us of him and his generosity!

In 2001, a partnership with Vancouver/Clark Parks and Recreation, City of La Center, and Clark Public Utilities was form...
05/11/2019

In 2001, a partnership with Vancouver/Clark Parks and Recreation, City of La Center, and Clark Public Utilities was formed to develop the upland portion of land directly south of the City of La Center, Washington. When the planning and design work was finished and construction began Summer of 2003. The Colf Construction Company is the General Contractor.

In 2001, a partnership with Vancouver/Clark Parks and Recreation, City of La Center, and Clark Public Utilities was formed to develop the upland portion of land directly south of the City of La Center, Washington. When the planning and design work was finished and construction began Summer of 2003. The Colf Construction Company is the General Contractor.

The La Center Museum is sad to report that Thomas Wooldridge passed away this morning. He was a very special and dear ma...
05/05/2019

The La Center Museum is sad to report that Thomas Wooldridge passed away this morning. He was a very special and dear man, not only to the folks at our museum, but to the whole town of La Center. He was generous, big hearted and had a fun sense of humor. Many were blessed to be graced by his friendship. We at the museum were honored by his participation and will greatly miss him. Rest in Peace Tom ~

04/29/2019

We are FREE & Open the First and Third Saturday
of each month from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore Ridgefield history at Old Liberty Theater
04/27/2019
Explore Ridgefield history at Old Liberty Theater

Explore Ridgefield history at Old Liberty Theater

For Historic Preservation month on May 2, the Clark County Historical Museum will be taking its First Thursday Speaker Series to Ridgefield’s Old Liberty Theater. The free event will celebrate

04/02/2019

We are FREE and open from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

We'd like to give a big shout out to Carrie Cablay and her fourth graders for sharing their scale model displays of Fort Clatsop with us. Students please bring your parents in to show them off!

Ed and Dave are on deck this weekend ... come by and see us!!

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03/14/2019

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Clark County Historical Society is seeking contributions for its November 2020 Annual.

The editor is seeking queries for scholarly local history articles of up to 4,000 words; and “Looking Back” section essays up to 2,500 words. Topics can include local people, past events, local companies, places or history. Minority writers are encouraged to submit articles. Authors are responsible for obtaining pictures or illustrations to support their story and for obtaining any permissions.

Authors interested should email a 100-150-word query to [email protected] by May 1, 2019. Include full contact information, estimated article length, and suggestions for supporting graphics. Queries arriving after the date may be considered for a future issue. The editor will respond to queries within 10 days. Final drafts are due March 15, 2020.

The CCHS Annual acquires first North American publishing rights. Upon publication, all rights revert to the authors.

Visit the Clark County Historical Museum to obtain past issues of the publication.

This is very exciting!  Many interviewed are from right here in La Center ... Ruth Toejnes, Florence Rhodes, Florence Ea...
01/04/2019
Clark County Historical Museum Oral Histories

This is very exciting! Many interviewed are from right here in La Center ... Ruth Toejnes, Florence Rhodes, Florence Eagle, Margaret Colf Hepola, Ardie Woodworth Dye, Angus and Marie Taylor, the Hank Backmans, Hazel Dickerson and Mrs. Ferguson. I can't wait to listen! http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/index.php/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16866coll4?fbclid=IwAR31CrsVMbrhvG3pC3z0cDcyjGCtl11nVxDmvTD8VQsP0gsdA5L_ZxoSmlQ

This digital collection contains transcripts and sound recordings selected from over 200 interviews in the oral history collections of the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) in Vancouver, Washington. The oral history collection at CCHM contains interviews with a wide variety of individuals from a...

Merry Christmas La Center - from all of us at the Museum!!
12/10/2018

Merry Christmas La Center - from all of us at the Museum!!

Christmas at the museum 2018
12/01/2018

Christmas at the museum 2018

Mrs. McKinney and Mr. Lepak's 4th grade class and the La Center Middle School Leos made our beautiful Christmas decorati...
12/01/2018

Mrs. McKinney and Mr. Lepak's 4th grade class and the La Center Middle School Leos made our beautiful Christmas decorations for us. Stop by and see them.

Mrs. McKinney and Mr. Lepak's 4th grade class and the La Center Middle School Leos made our beautiful Christmas decorations for us. Stop by and see them.

La Center Historical Museum's cover photo
12/01/2018

La Center Historical Museum's cover photo

11/13/2018
10/31/2018

We're open this Saturday from noon to 4:00pm at 410 W 5th Street - Both Candi and Don will be on deck ... come by and say Hi!!

10/17/2018

The Museum is open this Saturday from noon to 4:00 pm at 410 W 5th Street - Come by and say Hi!!

10/03/2018

We're open this Saturday from noon to 4:00pm at 410 W 5th Street - Come by and say Hi!!

Clark County Historical Museum
08/27/2018

Clark County Historical Museum

Happy birthday to the City of La Center, WA - which was incorporated today in 1909. 🎉🎉

Pic below from the CCHM Photograph Collection - "A view up Main Street in La Center, Washington. Photo donated by Mr. Headley." No date, though. 🤔

#cchmuseum #birthday #celebrate #LaCenterWA

Our Days Steamboat Celebration booth
07/30/2018

Our Days Steamboat Celebration booth

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410 W 5th St
La Center, WA
98629

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The La Center Historical Museum is open the 1st & 3rd Saturdays noon-4:00 pm. Also open by appointment.

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Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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(360) 263-6609

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