Museum walking tours start Friday

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This year's schedule of downtown walking tours begins at noon Friday with "Esther Short -- The Founding of a Community."

The group will meet at the statue of George Vancouver near the southwest corner Esther Short Park.

The Friday tours offered by the Clark County Historical Museum will visit seven areas of downtown Vancouver; the schedule will be repeated, starting July 19, for a 14-week season.

Four routes will start at the museum, 1511 Main St.

The schedule:

May 31 and July 19: "Esther Short -- The Founding of a Community."

June 7 and July 26: "Lower Main -- Open for Business."

June 14 and Aug. 2: "Uptown Village -- Growth and Celebration."

June 21 and Aug. 9: "Hough -- The Rise of Residential Districts, Part 1."

June 28 and Aug. 16: "Arnada -- The Rise of Residential Districts, Part 2."

July 5 and Aug. 23: "Middle Main -- For Your Entertainment."

July 12 and Aug. 30: "Carter Park -- The Roaring 20s and Beyond."

Go to http://www.cchmuseum.org/events/walking-tours/ or call 360-993-5679 for information, including starting points for tours.

Tour tickets are $5 for Clark County Historical Society members and $7 for nonmembers, and are available at the museum up to an hour before tours start.

Season passes, good for seven tours, are $30 for members and $44 for non-members.

Reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are welcome as long as they bring a check or exact change to the tour.