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Forest Fire Lookouts Exhibit (Photo) - 08/08/22

AMBOY, WASHINGTON – 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 2021 Forest Fire Lookout Exhibit will be on display again in August, with the addition of one more fire lookout: Mount Mitchell, aka Mitchell Peak.  There will be a program on August 27th at 2:00 pm by Chuck Whitten.  Chuck has been interested in lookouts for many years. During his summers working for the Forest Service, he was asked on several occasions to work at one of the lookouts.  His presentation will prove to be very entertaining.

Fire Lookouts were used in the early 1900’s to spot forest fires and relay the information back to a dispatcher.  The living conditions were primitive and the hike to the lookout was an adventure.  During WWII, they were used as Aircraft Warning Stations to watch for enemy planes flying over the area.

The Museum is open the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from Noon to 4:00 pm. Tours are available upon request. 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. Tickets are $1.00 each.  This is our annual fundraiser, and proceeds will go to the Capital Improvement Fund.

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

 

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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.