Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Feb. 8, 2023

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Clark County Historical Museum celebrates gains

The Columbian

DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER — Clark County Historical Museum ended a successful 2021 with the news that it had helped to get a seventh local structure listed on the Clark County Heritage Register. On Nov. 3 the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved the museum’s nomination of the Ryan-Elliot House in the Hough neighborhood to the Clark County Heritage Register.

Last year the museum also received the Award of Excellence in Exhibits from the Washington Museum Association for “Her (Story): Founders, Leaders, and Visionaries.” It was the second year in a row the museum won this award. Additionally, Executive Director Brad Richardson was appointed to the position of vice president for the museum association and received the David Douglas Award from the Washington State Historical Society.

Other highlights:

  • In partnership with the Downtown Camas Association and Clark County, three new interpretive panels were installed.
  • Museum staff worked with C-Tran to produce a 40th-anniversary exhibit about the transit system, which opened at the Vancouver Community Library in July.
  • The Southwest Washington Contractors Association brought in the museum to produce its 75th anniversary exhibit for a December celebration at ilani.
  • The city of Vancouver has called on CCHM’s interpretive skills to produce three new history panels for sites in Vancouver. The panels will be installed later this year.