The Clark County HIstorical Museum (CCHM, as we affectionately call it) has just opened a fascinating new exhibit about Clark County during the Civil War. While no military battles were fought here, the issues that drove our nation to war were just as relevant—and just as wrenching—in the West, and that includes our little corner of the Northwest, which played its part in the War for the Union. "Shadows of Conflict: Clarke County and the Civil War," which debuted on March 25 and will remain at the museum until Feb. 28, 2015, allows visitors to explore artifacts, documents, and images to understand how the war's long shadow touched Clark County and its citizens.
To mark the beginning of the exhibit, the CCHM will host an opening reception during downtown Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk on Friday, April 4. Drop by the museum any time from 5 to 7 p.m. and be among the first to view the exhibit while enjoying refreshment and the nationally-recognized fiddle and guitar duo Jonathan Trawick and Aarun Carter. The museum is located at 1511 Main St. For more details about this and other exhibits, visit www.cchmuseum.org.