The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will host Clamshell Railroad Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 and 16. The event will feature model train layouts from a number of regional train clubs. Admission is $5 for the weekend and includes a commemorative button. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit the museum.
Layouts from a variety of regional model railroad clubs will be on display including from the Cascade Z Modelers, Mt. Rainier N Scale Club, Longview, Kelso and Rainier Model Railroad Clubs, Pacific Northwest On30 Modular Group and our local Peninsula Model Railroad Club. Also on display will be a perennial favorite, Dean and Donna Mead’s LEGO Train. Lone Wolfe Forge will again be onsite doing blacksmithing demonstrations.
CPHM’s historic Railcar NAHCOTTA will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. both days. “Take and Make” craft kits will also be available for kids and the American Legion Post 48 will have a hot dog stand both days. At 2 p.m. July 15 and 10 a.m. July 16, historian Michael Lemeshko will lead walking tours focused on the early history of Ilwaco. Reservations are required for the tour. Call the museum for more details and reservations at 360-642-3446.