Chinook Nation

Stories of the Chinook Nation at Camas-Washougal Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

The community is invited to attend a presentation on the significant local history of the Chinook Nation at the Camas-Washougal Historical Society’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Camas Police Department, 2100 N.E. 3rd Ave. in downtown Camas.

Eric Bernando, a Native American with family ties to the Camas-Washougal area, will share interesting stories of the Chinook Nation’s rich history here. Bernando is an employee at the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and teaches Chinook language. “We are pleased to host Eric,” says Jim Cobb, Camas-Washougal Historical Society President, “and hope the community will enjoy learning about the deep history and important contributions of native people here.” Light refreshments will be served. The Camas-Washougal Historical Society will hold a short annual election of officers at the meeting.

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society operates the Two Rivers Heritage Museum located at 1 Durgan St. in downtown Washougal. The museum is closed for wintertime maintenance and display changes. It will reopen on Thursday, March 1. Group tours are still available by appointment. Contact Lois Cobb at 835-5449 for scheduling.

When you become a member of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society, you help support historic presentations and preservation of local history. Membership information will be available at the presentation on Nov. 4. The society and the museum also welcomes volunteers! For more information, visit www.2rhm.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2rhmuseum.

First Thursday at CCHM “Chinook People: Persistence for Survival”

The Clark County Historical Museum invites you to join them in welcoming Chinook Nation Vice Chairman Sam Robinson for a special First Thursday Museum After Hours event on Thursday, Nov. 2. In his presentation, “Persistence for Survival—Chinook People, Past and Present,” Robinson will discuss the history of the Chinook Nation’s existence and relationship to the United States from contact to the continuing struggle for Federal status.

First Thursday lectures at the museum run from February to November. On the first Thursday of every month during that period, the museum is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Museum members get in free; otherwise, regular admission rates apply unless noted otherwise. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership.

First Thursday at the museum is also a great time to see the CCHM’s current exhibits, like “ALL ABOARD! Clark County Rides the Rails,” “Food for Thought – Clark County’s Food History,” and “Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America.” To learn more, Call 360-993-5679, email info@cchmuseum.org, or visit www.cchmuseum.org.

First Thursday at the Museum: Chinook Nation, Past & Present

The Clark County Historical Museum invites you to join them in welcoming Chinook Nation Vice Chairman Sam Robinson for a special First Thursday Museum After Hours event on Thursday, Nov. 2. In his presentation, “Persistence for Survival – Chinook People Past & Present,” Robinson will discuss the history of the Chinook Nation’s existence and relationship to the United States from contact to the continuing struggle for Federal status.

First Thursday lectures at the museum run from February to November. On the first Thursday of every month during that period, the museum is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Museum members get in free; otherwise, regular admission rates apply unless noted otherwise. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership.

First Thursday at the museum is also a great time to see the CCHM’s current exhibits, like “ALL ABOARD! Clark County Rides the Rails,” “Food for Thought – Clark County’s Food History,” and “Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America.” To learn more, Call 360-993-5679, email info@cchmuseum.org, or visit www.cchmuseum.org.