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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington"
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Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.


Two Rivers Heritage Museum ...
Two Rivers Heritage Museum is located in Washougal, Washington and is operated by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society. The Historical Society was formed in 1978 to save the 100-year-old Van Vleet home at Parker's Landing. In 1996 the Historical Society moved into its current building and formed the "Two Rivers Heritage Museum". The Museum is located north of Washington Route 14 and across from the Pendleton Mill Store.

History ...
According to the Two Rivers Heritage Museum website (2016):

"1978 -- Local citizens formed the Camas Washougal Historical Society to save the 100 year old Van Vleet home at Parkers Landing. Three days later, an arsonist burned the historic home to the ground and the new group became a recovery work party that spent several days collecting square nails, bricks, shards, tool parts, and anything else that could be saved."

By 1996 the Museum bought and moved into its current building. In 2002 a 4,500 square-foot basement and main floor were added and in 2009 the accompanying Carriage house was built.

"1981 -- The first museum space was a room obtained in the basement of the Camas Library and the museum became known as the “Camas Washougal Historical Society Museum”. That room was soon filled up and items were being stored all over Clark County."

"1991 -- The city of Washougal offered a site at 17th and B streets for construction of a new museum."

"1993 -- An architect was hired to prepare drawings for the new 3 story museum building."

"1996 -- The Gift Gallery building at 16th and Front streets was put on the market and it was deemed a more desirable site because of its lower cost and an accelerated time line for opening a new museum. It seemed to be an ideal location and the building had basement storage."

"1996 -- All the artifacts were finally gathered in one place, the remodeling was complete, and the museum opened under the name “Two Rivers Heritage Museum”."

Today the Two Rivers Heritage Museum has a large collection of local history.

"The Museum currently has a large collection of Native American baskets and artifacts. We inherited a fantastic old doll collection and antique glass and china items. We have a collection of more than 6000 photos of local businesses, buildings and people. We also have dairy, farming, logging, musical instruments, old kitchen displays, books, land records, cemetery records, many family history records, antique furniture, toys, tools, a replica of a farm blacksmith workshop, and an old Washougal town pump. Visitors from all over come to the museum to research their homes, property, and relatives. Our gift shop includes published history by local authors." [Two Rivers Heritage Museum website, 2016]

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Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Wagon, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Saw blade, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.


Displays

  • Displays ...
  • Quilt ...
  • Stain Glass Windows ...


Displays ...

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Washougal Lumber Company, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Display featuring former city water pump, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Detail, 1880s image of city water pump, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Pendleton display, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Lacamas Lake before the dam, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.


Quilt ...

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Quilt, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Quilt detail, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Quilt detail, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.


Stain Glass Windows ...
"The Bailey Gatzert Steamboat linked Washougal to the world."

"Logging and forest industry provided a living for many early residents."

"Camas Lily bulbs were an important food source for Native residents."

"Horse-drawn fish seining on the Columbia River, circa 1900."

"Cedar Plankhouse was a gathering place of the Chinook Indians."


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Stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Bailey Gatzert Steamboat, stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Logging and Camas Lily at Mount Hood, stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Horse seining and cedar plank house, stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Logging, stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.
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Camas lily bulbs and Mount Hood, stain glass windows, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washougal, Washington. Image taken September 8, 2016.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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