Clark County museums join forces to share history at 1910 Amboy church

Free event scheduled for May 3 a collaboration between North County Historical Museum, Clark County Historical Museum

AMBOY — The Clark County Historical Museum and the North Clark Historical Museum are teaming up to celebrate National Preservation Month by hosting the next First Thursday Speaker Series event within the 1910 Amboy United Methodist Church.

This photograph provided by the Clark County Historical Museum shows the 1910 Amboy United Methodist Church.
This photograph provided by the Clark County Historical Museum shows the 1910 Amboy United Methodist Church.

The event will be held at the church, located at 21416 NE 399 St. in Amboy, at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

“From the sternwheelers arriving in La Center to the logging industries near Yacolt and Amboy, North Clark’s rich and important history is illuminated by the amazing preservation work done on the United Brethren Church,” said Brad Richardson, executive director of the Clark County Historical Museum. “Inside those historic walls, the (North County Historical Museum) tells a unique and place-centered story. We are deeply honored to spotlight their dedication to saving and sharing its history with us all.”

The speakers and topics will include:

  • Georgene Neal, North County Historical Museum secretaryHistory of the Amboy United Brethren Church
  • April Reichstein, North County Historical Museum board member and grant writer – The Journey From Church to Museum
  • Jim Malinowski, North County Historical Museum president – Getting to Know the North Clark Historical Museum

“We are looking forward to sharing the past, present, and future of our unique museum,” Neal said in a press release.

The event is the second to be held by the two museums.

“Last year’s History Town Hall was standing room only, and hopes are high that lightning strikes twice,” organizers said in a press release.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations in support of the North Clark Historical Museum will be accepted. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both museums encourage attendees to get there early, as it is first-come, first-served seating.

For more information, call (360) 993-5679 or email events@cchmuseum.org.

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