Clark County Historical Museum
The Clark County Historical Museum opened on New Year's Eve, 1909, sharing space with Vancouver's first public library. The building is one of 43 Carnegie Libraries in Washington and was the first public building in Vancouver to have electricity installed. It was listed on the National Historic Register in 1981.
As the community grew, so did the library. Expansions in 1944 and 1948 brought the building to 9,500 square feet. In 1963, the library moved in new, expanded quarters.
Established in 1917, the Clark County Historical Society had searched for a museum location since 1928, and the opportunity to occupy the former library was warmly accepted. After a year of preparation and renovation of the space, the community finally had a museum. Honoring the request of L.M. Hidden, the original land donor, a county historical research library with over 3,000 books became part of the museum.
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Donations will be used to support general operating of the museum. 64% of our budget is derrived from contributions.
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