The Camas-Washougal Historical Society will offer a free presentation about “kit houses” at 2 p.m. April 22 at the Washougal Community Center, 1661 C St., Washougal. Pre-cut, mail order “kit houses” were built before 1935 throughout Camas and Washougal, also known as mill-cut, catalog or ready-cut houses. Madeline Mesplay, lead researcher at the Two Rivers Historical Museum at 1 Durgan St., Washougal, will present “Home Sweet Home,” and share her knowledge of local kit houses.
The society will also introduce “Historic Downtown Washougal,” a walking map taking people past pre-1940s homes and buildings and featuring short introductions of the people who lived and worked there. Copies will soon be available at the museum, City of Washougal, Washougal library and the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the museum and volunteer and membership opportunities, visit www.2rhm.com and follow them on Facebook.