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North Clark Historical Museum presents “Forest Fire Lookouts” mini-exhibit
August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on August 28, 2021 at 12:00pm
North Clark Historical Museum will present a mini exhibit this month featuring Forest Fire Lookouts in Skamania County. Lookouts were built on top of high mountain peaks and were manned by individuals to look for signs of forest fires. During WWII, they were also used as aircraft warning stations to watch for enemy aircraft flying over the area. The exhibit will include Mount St. Helens, Lookout Mountain, Silver Star Mountain and Point 3670 Lookouts. Local residents who spent time at some of these lookouts are Jerry Johnson, Glen H. Messner and John and Virginia Baccus. North Clark Historical Museum is looking for more information, stories and pictures in order to expand the exhibit in August and September of 2022.
Additionally, the museum’s Summer Book Blowout is still ongoing with plenty of used books for sale in the museum basement. Raffle tickets will also be available for “Prairie Sampler,” a beautiful quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters. This is the annual fundraiser to benefit the museum.
The museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 28. The address is 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy. The museum is wheelchair accessible and has air conditioning. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 360-247-5800 and leave a message or email the museum at email@example.com.