Learn About Clark County
Currents of Progress: Clark County Rivers, Roads, and Ports
OPEN THROUGH 2023
The story of brewing, distilling, temperance, and prohibition in Clark County and Southwest Washington started long ago. Dr. John McLoughlin grew barley and used a large portion of it for…
Music, Movement, & Sound: An Exploration of Clark County’s Musical Roots
The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway
SP&S: The Northwest’s Own Spokane, Portland, and Seattle Railway is a permanent interpretive display that reaches beyond the walls of the Clark County Historical Museum and is housed in Vancouver’s 1909 Train Depot (Amtrak Station). This exhibit was made possible through years of work and generous support grants…
(Her)Story: Founders, Leaders, and Visionaries
OPENING FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 2020
In celebration of women’s history and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Clark County Historical Museum is opening “(Her)Story: Founders, Leaders, and Visionaries,” an exhibit exploring the significant impact women have made on Clark County history.
History on the Move
History never stops – and neither should our curiosity
Spirit Tales of the Vancover Barracks
TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1ST!
These tours take place at the historic Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington, and run June through November 2020.
The Vancouver Barracks was founded in 1849, and members of the United States military served there until 2011. In those years, thousands of service members, their families, civilians, and prisoners walked its grounds. For more than 150 years, they left their mark and memories on the land and its buildings. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will be interested in the stories of the past inhabitants.
The Spirit Tales of the Vancouver Barracks tour is designed and led by local historian and author Jefferson Davis. He served at the Barracks for many years, and has first-hand experience with both the spooky and ordinary history of the area.
October Haunted Walking Tours
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1ST!
Tours will take place Oct. 23-28 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Each walking tour is:
- lead by volunteer guides
- conducted rain or shine
- limited to 25 people
- lasts between 60-75 minutes
- averages around a mile long
- features between 10-15 historic sites
- open to everyone – best suited for those 13 years of age and older
(anyone over the age of six requires a ticket)
A mix of stories, memories, research, and personal experiences, our tours are a fascinating glimpse through the veil of the beyond. Many of our tales of history and terror are drawn from the book “Darkness Next Door,” penned by Clark County historian, Pat Jollota.
Tours depart from the Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660). Check the ticket/confirmation info for specifics.