After four-month break, Washougal’s Two Rivers Heritage Museum set to reopen March 2

WASHOUGAL After a four-month closure, the Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal will reopen to visitors on Thu., March 2.

On Sat., March 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum staff will host an open house to celebrate the reopening and greet old and new visitors to see the newly enhanced displays and artifacts. Regular admission will be $1 off during the March 4 open house.

The museum has been closed for four months to give staff time to enhance several displays and do regular maintenance.

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal will reopen Thu., March 2.
Two River Heritage Museum Docent Marilyn Brown (left) shows a family around the Washougal history museum. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers Heritage Museum

In a press release about the museum’s reopening, Camas-Washougal Historical Society President Jim Cobb said volunteer curators, board members and new historical society members have been working to make the museum more attractive to visitors creating a mini-library, organizing and inventorying stored artifacts, installing new flooring and freshening displays.

“The museum may have been closed but it was very busy this winter,” Cobb said.  

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum, at 1 Durgan St., Washougal, is open March through October. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and free for children ages 5 and younger. Camas-Washougal Historical Society members also get in free. Group tours are available any day of the week, by appointment. To schedule a tour, call (360) 835-8742.

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal will reopen Thu., March 2.
Lydia and Tom Carroll visit the Two River Heritage Museum in Washougal. The museum, which has been closed for four months for maintenance and display enhancement, is reopening on Thu., March 2. Photo courtesy of Two Rivers Heritage Museum

“We are looking forward to having visitors back and sharing the result of the hard work of these volunteers,” Cobb said. “Our community has a lot to be proud of in this museum and we hope local folks who have not been here will come and see ‘Where history lives’ in Camas and Washougal.”

Interested in joining the Camas-Washougal Historical Society to help support additional historic presentations and preservation of local history? Membership and volunteer information will be available at the March 4 open house, or visit www.2rhm.com to learn more about the historical society and the Two Rivers Heritage Museum.

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