YOU ARE HERE! Maps from the Collection
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum Presents YOU ARE HERE! Maps from the Collection
The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, like most historic collections has many maps in their collection and the types of maps we have reflect the life ways of our particular place. Few regions in the country have maps of ship wrecks and even fewer have maps of oyster beds and fish traps! Fire Insurance maps are valuable historical documents that tell researchers where buildings and homes were located at the time the maps were drafted. Tourism maps promote the sights and pastimes of our community and encouraged visitors to “stay and play.”
The exhibition will highlight maps of all sorts from the early plat maps of Whealdonburg (now Ilwaco) and Ocean Park to navigational charts of Baker Bay and the Columbia River and land maps of railways, roads and even hiking trails. In addition to local maps the exhibition will include map-making and surveying tools that played an important role in mapping our region.
This will open with a reception on Friday September 14th from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on view through December 2012.
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 4 and Sunday noon to 4. Thursdays are free thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org