5 pm is the lighting of “The World’s Tallest Crab Pot Christmas Tree” with Xmas Carols
”The World’s Shortest Fireworks Display”.
At 6pm “The 8th Annual Lighted Boat Parade”.
Plus Mr & Mrs Santa will be at Time Enough Books for all the kids.
November 30, 2013 No Comments
Christmas Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco will be held on November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st from 10am to 4pm each day.
The Market has a great mix of creative folks offering a whole assortment of Holiday treats and gift ideas.
Everything from yummy baked goods to jewelry and handcrafted books.
We are located in the “Time Enough Books” building at 157 Howerton Way, on the waterfront at the Port of Ilwaco, Wa.
November 29, 2013 No Comments
Community Historian Project 2014!
If you have an interest in history, genealogy or historical mysteries, come join the Community Historian Project.
Learn about Pacific County history and be part of a fun group discovering the unique history of this amazing region where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
Classes will meet Wednesdays from 9:30 – noon. Cost: $100 for 15 weeks of great speakers, tours and experiences!
For questions or to get an application, contact us at 642-3446. Deadline for application is December 6th!
November 27, 2013 No Comments
Tune in Nov. 21st at 9pm for a special airing of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum!” which will feature the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
Last March the TV crew from New York spent an entire day filming at the museum as they investigated local legend, Joe Knowles, who moved to Seaview late in life and became a well-known artist.
Washington State Parks interpreter Aaron Webster provided commentary for the segment which focused on a self-portrait drawing by Knowles that is evocative of the time he spent in the Maine woods in 1914 without supplies, and according to legend, without clothes. The crew also filmed the Museum galleries and will present the Chinook basket installation, the Monomoy surf boat and the railcar Nachotta.
This is a great opportunity for the Museum to be in the national spotlight, so be sure to tune in on the 21st of November at 9pm to catch the episode!
November 8, 2013 No Comments
‘Ocian in View’ A Cultural Weekend at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
November 8 and 9th, 2013
Friday November 8th at 6pm – Lecture The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will present a free lecture by Scott Tucker, Superintendent, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park entitled Lewis and Clark, Beyond the Bicentennial: Looking for the next generation of storytellers.
Saturday November 9th at 9am – Bus Tour Join Jim Sayce, Washington State Historical Society’s manager for local projects and Scott Tucker, Superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park as they follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Washington coast. $20, advanced reservations are required.
Saturday November 9th from 4pm to 7pm – Chinook Salmon Dinner The Chinook Tribe will host their Annual Salmon Dinner at the Museum. The dinner will include regional seafood, salad, Indian fry bread, dessert and beverages. Cost is $15 per person, seniors (55 and over) $13, children under 12 $5. No reservations are required.
Beginning in November, the Museum will begin accepting applications for The Community Historian Project. CHP is a program of the Museum created to engage the community in an effort to sustain a sense of place by teaching citizens how to shape, tell and retell our stories. Representatives from the Community Historian Project will be on hand during the ‘Ocian in View’ events to answer any questions. Applications and the 2014 CHP schedule will also be available.
115 SE Lake St
Ilwaco WA 98624
October 24, 2013 No Comments
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum hosts its 4th Annual 6” by 6” Art Show & Auction!
Join us on Saturday November 2nd when we auction off more than 60 wonderful art objects produced by over 50 of the region’s most talented artists. The silent auction is scheduled from 5-8pm, with the live auction at 6pm, Bruce Peterson presiding.
Tickets for the auction are $10.00. Fifty raffle tickets are available for $20 each. The winner will have the pick of any 6 x 6 prior to the Auction event. Call the Museum at 360-642-3446 for more information about the auction, raffle, and exhibition or visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org
View these one-of-a-kind pieces of art in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery, beginning in October, and on the Bay Center Gallery’s website at: http://www.thewadegallery.com/6X6/
October 18, 2013 No Comments
Come celebrate local harvest including all things cranberry!
Foods, crafters, bog tours and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage. Handmade items and homemade baked goods, including peach/cranberry pies. Craft demonstrations will include rug hookers and a blacksmith. Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5.00.
The Cranberry Trolley will run from the Museum in Ilwaco to the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation and Museum. Watch the red berry harvest Friday 11th through Sunday 13th. Call for further information 360 642 3446. www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org. Like us on Facebook at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
October 4, 2013 No Comments
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum opens new exhibition
Charles Fitzpatrick: Pen & Photo
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents an exhibition of photographs and drawings by Charles Fitzpatrick (1884-1971). Fitzpatrick began photographing in the Sacramento, CA area in 1908 and moved to Ocean Park, WA in 1927. His postcards, photographs, and drawings chronicle over 40 years of life on the North Beach Peninsula (now known as the Long Beach Peninsula).
Fitzpatrick, like many who have come after him, represents the working artist who found inspiration in local subjects and found a way to make a living doing what he loved. His photographs and drawings were not meant for galleries and museums but for the living rooms and scrapbooks of locals and visitors alike.
Working from his Ocean Park studio, Fitzpatrick was a prolific artist, fascinated by the landscape, people and industries of the region. He was a visual historian who saved vintage photographs by reprinting them and issuing them as postcards. Well known for his images of ship wrecks, Fitzpatrick both collected historic photos and monitored the radio to be among the first on the scene to photograph wrecks that were still all too common along the beaches.
When not photographing Fitzpatrick made charming pen and ink drawings of local landscapes and historic subjects. Working on a large scale, he often photographed these drawings to reproduce them at the postcard level, with great attention to detail. His work was sold from his storefront studio in Ocean Park as well as at local souvenir and variety shops along the peninsula.
The exhibition Charles Fitzpatrick: Pen & Photo will be on view in the Museum’s Special Exhibition Galleries from September 28, 2013 through January 5, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Friday September 27 from 5 – 7pm.
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 4 and Sunday noon to 4. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org. Like us on Facebook at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
September 6, 2013 No Comments
Clamshell Railroad Days
July 19, 20, 21, 2013
Friday, July 19, noon—5pm,
First Run Celebration Long Beach, WA Depot (3rd St NW)
Join us to celebrate the 125th anniversary (July 19, 1888) of the first run of the IR &N.
The celebration includes the Bayside Singers performing classic train songs,
the Shoalwater Storytellers’ production of The Long Beach Excursion (Train), cupcakes and more!
Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 21 10 am—4 pm
Clamshell Railroad Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Se Lake St., Ilwaco, WA
This Annual Festival includes: Visiting layouts, Special presentations on the The IR&N Then & Now
The Shoalwater Storytellers present The Irregular Rambling and Never -Get -There Railroad and The Long Beach Excursion (Train)
Tours of the 1889 Pullman wooden passenger Car NAHCOTTA,
Kids activities include the Kids Craft Caboose and Storytelling corner
www.clamshellrailroad.org Tel: 360 642 3446
July 16, 2013 No Comments
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