Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Clark County Historical Museum

  • Vancouver, WA
  • www.cchmuseum.org

Mission Statement

The Clark County Historical Society and Museum is committed to responsible collections stewardship, innovative collaboration and inspiring exhibitions and programs that engage the community in an exploration of Clark County's past, present and future.

Our vision is to provide opportunities for meaningful engagement with history that lead to a more educated and connected community.

We serve residents and visitors to Clark County and SW Washington State.

Main Programs

  1. Exhibitions
  2. Collections
  3. Walking Tours
  4. Research Library
  5. Artifact Detective Trunks for Classrooms
Service Areas

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Washington

We serve residents and visitors to Clark County and SW Washington State.

ruling year

1952

Executive Director since 2014

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Katie Anderson

Keywords

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museum, preservation, collection, history, Native American, artifacts, pioneer, Clark County

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EIN

91-6055341

 Number

1809744218

Also Known As

Clark County Historical Museum

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Exhibitions

Exhibitions on various themes invite visitors to explore Clark County's fascinating history.

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Collections

We collect, preserve, catalog and interpret artifacts, documents, photos and ephemera related to Clark County. We hold these in trust for future generations.

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Walking Tours

More than a dozen themed walking tours are offered to discover various parts of Clark County. Currently we offer 14 tours in Vancouver, one in Ridgefield and one in Camas. Haunted Walking Tours throughout the month of October blend history and entertainment to the delight of the sold-out audiences.

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Research Library

Researchers utilize our vast archival collection to conduct research on historic properties, people, organizations, and events.

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Artifact Detective Trunks for Classrooms

Artifacts from our educational collection are used in traveling trunks. These can be checked out for free by educators. Teacher developed curriculum covers basics of archaeology and early life in Vancouver.

The project relates to southwest Washington’s regional history between 1870 and 1920 and features non-culturally sensitive and historic materials that were excavated during the construction of the Vancouver Convention Center and Hilton Hotel, which opened in 2005. Excavated items include china, buttons, toys and other examples of late 19th and early 20th century everyday life.

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Service Areas

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Washington

We serve residents and visitors to Clark County and SW Washington State.

Funding Needs

Our greatest need is for operational support, specifically personnel costs. Programs costs are kept to a minimum and usually covered by grants.

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Clark County Historical Society
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Clark County Historical Museum

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Executive Director

Katie Anderson

BIO

Katie Anderson has been a museum professional since 1998 working in large and small museums in four states. A bachelors degree in anthropology from Georgia State University led to a masters in museum science from Texas Tech University. She has been Executive Director at the Clark County Historical Society and Museum since July 2014.

A love of diverse cultures has been invaluable in her ethnographic and interpretive projects. She has a deep commitment to providing opportunities for life-long learning. Anderson has managed every aspect of museum operations.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karin Ford

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