Walking tour highlights role of founding mothers



The Clark County Historical Museum will highlight the central roles of Clark County’s founding mothers with a walking tour on Friday, March 25.

The tour will start at noon at Esther Short Park. It’s the state’s oldest public park, made possible by a donation from Vancouver’s original founding mother, Esther Short.

Other locations along the walk will note the roles other founding mothers have played in Clark County’s past, present, and future. There also will be nods to subsequent ground-breaking efforts of Clark County women in politics, business, and community.

The walk will finish at about 1 p.m. at the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St. The walk will take place rain or shine and participants should dress accordingly.

Tickets are $5 for Clark County Historical Society members and $7 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cchmuseum.org/historic-women-walk.

Space is limited; walkers can contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or cchm@cchmuseum.org to reserve a spot.