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North Clark Historical Museum presents Columbus Day Storm exhibit
October 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmfree
North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St. in Amboy’s 1910 United Brethren Church, will present an exhibit about the Columbus Day Storm on Oct. 12, 1962. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the storm. It originated in the Pacific Ocean and created havoc from northern California to southern British Columbia in Canada. It was the largest, most violent windstorm in the recorded history of the West Coast, at that time. Wind gusts were recorded at over 100 miles per hour in many areas. The storm demolished homes, barns, trees, vehicles, and many lives were lost.
The exhibit will be available for viewing on Oct. 8 and 22. A program will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 22. The museum’s board of directors is looking for stories about that stormy day. If you were around during the storm, please attend the program on Oct. 22 and share your story. You may also contact the museum and provide your story and pictures at any time.
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. The quilt is currently at the Battle Ground Library. It will be on display at the museum on Oct. 22. Tickets are $1 each. Proceeds go to the museum’s capital improvement fund. For more information, call 360-247-5800 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.