Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan Street, Washougal, is open every Saturday through October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Admission is free for children under five. and all Camas-Washougal Historical Society members. The museum is operated by Camas Washougal Historical Society volunteers and features photos, artifacts and information about the people, places and businesses prominent in the early years of Camas and Washougal. Volunteer docents guide visitors through the museum, offering information about displays, including artifacts and information on Native American baskets and stone tools, early physicians, fishing, lumber and farming industries, a 30s-style kitchen, woodworking tools, early mining, local military uniforms, Teddy bears, Camas and Washougal High Schools, Depression-era glass bowls and vases, musical instruments and more.
The Native American-inspired Gathering Place at Washuxwal longhouse pavilion is a relatively new addition. The design is based on the traditional cedar plank houses used by Native American tribes who lived in what is now East Clark County in the early 19th century. The museum gift shop offers scenic postcards, rugs woven onsite with Pendleton fabrics, a variety of surplus antiques as well as many books about local history. Details can be found at www.2rhm.com. For more information, call Tish Bayer, Camas Washougal Historical Society president, at 360-835-8742.