60th Anniversary of Columbus Day Storm to be focus of exhibit at North Clark Historical Museum

Photo courtesy of PUD 1962 Annual Report
Photo courtesy of PUD 1962 Annual Report

The exhibit will be available for viewing Sat., Oct. 8 and Sat., Oct. 22

The Columbus Day Storm happened on October 12, 1962.  It originated in the Pacific Ocean and created havoc from northern California to southern British Columbia in Canada.  It was the largest, most violent windstorm in the recorded history of the West Coast, at that time.  Wind gusts were recorded at over 100 miles per hour in many areas. The storm demolished homes, barns, trees, vehicles, and many lives were lost.

The exhibit will be available for viewing Sat., Oct. 8 and Sat., Oct. 22.  A program will be held on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.  The Board of Directors is looking for stories about that stormy day. If you were around during the storm, attend the program on the 22nd and share your story. You may also contact the Museum and provide your story and/or pictures at any time. 

North Clark Historical Museum building. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Museum
North Clark Historical Museum building. Photo courtesy North Clark Historical Museum

North Clark Historical Museum is in upper Amboy at 21416 NE 399th St. in the renovated 1910 United Brethren Church. The Museum incorporated in 1988 and opened to the public in June of 2000. 

The museum is wheelchair accessible and has air conditioning. Admission is free.  Donations are welcome.

Quilt raffle tickets will be available for “Wild Flowers,” a beautiful quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters. The quilt is currently at the Battle Ground Library.  It will be on display at the Museum on Oct. 22. Tickets are $1 each. This is the annual fundraiser and proceeds go to the Capital Improvement Fund.

For more information, contact (360) 247-5800 and leave a message or email museumnch88@gmail.com

The North Clark Historical Museum was founded in 1988 and is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The doors were opened in June of 2000. Mission Statement: To preserve North Clark County’s natural and cultural history through collections and exhibits, and to sponsor educational programs and research opportunities for the enrichment of the public. 


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Brett
Brett
1 month ago

I think it is very good that the Columbus Day storm 60 years ago be remembered by those who experienced it and more importantly so the climate change kids can see it considering the political focus by the current administration regarding climate change. Thanks “Clark County Today” for this and the opportunity to comment.

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