Camas and Washougal area residents have an opportunity to share history with visitors

Camas-Washougal Historical Society President Jim Cobb gives a tour of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum to Jennifer Horan, domestic development manager for American Queen Voyages. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Historical Society
Camas-Washougal Historical Society President Jim Cobb gives a tour of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum to Jennifer Horan, domestic development manager for American Queen Voyages. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Historical Society

The Two Rivers Heritage Museum, which will be a stop on the American Queen Voyages cruise line’s Hop On Hop Off bus route, is sprucing up displays and recruiting volunteers

WASHOUGAL – The Camas and Washougal communities are busy preparing to welcome passengers of American Queen Voyages when they land at the Port of Camas-Washougal this summer. The Two Rivers Heritage Museum, which will be a stop on the cruise line’s Hop On Hop Off bus route, is sprucing up displays and recruiting volunteers.

“We understand that many passengers enjoy learning about the places they take port,” said Lois Cobb, museum volunteer coordinator. “There is no better place locally than the Two Rivers Heritage Museum to do just that!”

American Queen Voyages ship is shown here. Photo courtesy of AQ Voyages
American Queen Voyages ship is shown here. Photo courtesy of AQ Voyages

“To prepare for the first gangplank to drop on June 8, we are recruiting and training local volunteers to act as docents,” said Richard Johnson, museum volunteer. “Docents are basically tour guides to help create an inviting, interesting and welcoming experience for these guests.  Volunteers will be fully trained and provided written highlight information to share.”

“Our docents will occupy one of three stations on the museum campus,” explained Cobb.  “They will answer questions, point out highlights, and introduce the next exhibit area on the tour to guests.  They can even stay seated during their shift if they would like.”

The Gathering Place at Washuxwal is one of the newest exhibits that will interest and delight guests to the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Historical Society
The Gathering Place at Washuxwal is one of the newest exhibits that will interest and delight guests to the Two Rivers Heritage Museum. Photo courtesy Camas-Washougal Historical Society

The cruise line is scheduled to port in Washougal every other Wednesday and Saturday through the end of November. Volunteers will be asked to cover one four-to-five-hour shift at least once a month.  “We are flexible and can work with people’s availability,” said Johnson.  

Anyone who has an interest in history and would like to help share the stories of our communities with cruise passengers is invited to call the museum at (360) 835-8742 and leave a message. A message can also be left on the museum’s Facebook page.

“We are so excited to welcome these guests to our area,” said Johnson. “We want their experience at the museum to be informative and memorable and we need help from community members to make that happen.”

Information provided by Camas-Washougal Historical Society. 

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