The popular Summer tours go through the middle of August
VANCOUVER — Clark County Historical Museum will kick off its 2019 History Walking Tours with a weekend exploring Vancouver’s Officers Row on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. This annual and popular series offers Clark County residents and visitors the opportunity to visit several of the area’s most fascinating neighborhoods and city centers.
“Summer is the right time to wander through and learn the stories of people who have lived, worked, and carved out their places in Clark County,” said Brad Richardson, CCHM executive director. “Our history tours are a fascinating glimpse through the windows of time, offering a mix of memories, research, and architectural details.”
Guides will lead up to 25 people for approximately a mile, making frequent stops along the way to view buildings, tell stories, and answer questions. Good walking shoes and balance aids are recommended; terrain varies and consists mostly of city sidewalks.
Most tours begin at 12 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays, with each week highlighting a different destination. Details for each event can be found by visiting the CCHM Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cchmuseum.
Vancouver tours highlight the following locations:
Officers Row (May 31-June 1)
Esther Short Neighborhood (June 6-8)
Lower Main Street (June 21-22)
Middle Main Street (June 28-29)
Uptown Village (July 12-13)
Hough Neighborhood (July 19-20)
Arnada Gardens (July 21)
Old City Cemetery (July 26-27).
Tours around the county include Downtown Ridgefield (Aug. 2-3), Downtown Camas (Aug. 9-10), and Downtown Battle Ground (Aug. 16-17).
All are welcome on the tours, though they are best suited for those 13 years and older. A reservation is required for all individuals over the age of six, and tours happen rain or shine. Please dress and hydrate appropriately. There are no restroom stops on the tours.
Reservations are $10.00 for CCHM members and $12.00 for non-members. For residents within the Ridgefield zip code, the Downtown Ridgefield tours are free of charge.
To make your tour reservation, visit https://cchmuseum.ejoinme.org/summer_walking_tours. For more information, visit the CCHM Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cchmuseum, or contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.