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“Spring into History” Day in Camas

Spend an afternoon exploring Camas history from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. You never know what you might discover about this charming riverside mill town, home to one of the Northwest's oldest papermills as well as some of the world's most cutting-edge tech companies. Bring your smart phone for a "Photo Scavenger Hunt" that starts at the Camas Library, work your way through town to the finish line, then exchange your photos for raffle tickets. Enjoy a historical walking tour, starting at noon at Fourth and Birch, followed by an unveiling of an addition—a new book!—for the beloved bronze girl statue that sits beside a fountain. For kids, there's papermaking crafts (in honor of Camas' paper-filled history) with Georgia Pacific papermill staff starting at 1 p.m., and storytelling with local historian Virginia Warren. Share your own memories of Camas with volunteer Suzy Truitt, who'll be recording them at the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. Papermill artifacts will be displayed both in the library and at Camas Antiques, and special historical photos can be seen at the Camas Gallery. And don't miss the book signing with author René Carroll at Runyan’s Jewelers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For a more details schedule of event, view or download this flyer.

After all that activity, you'll probably be hungry, and the Downtown Camas Association invites you to stay and savor a meal in one its fine local restaurants: Harvest, Nuestra Mesa, Twilight Pizza Bistro, Mill City Brew Werks, and K'Syrah, to name a few. If you'd just like a drink (or two) and light fare (and if you're over 21), try Caps n' Taps, Birch Street Uptown Lounge, or Krystal's Champagne Lounge.