Welcome to The La Center Historical Museum



We are FREE & Open the First and Third Saturday

of each month from 12:00pm to 4:00pm 


We have several permanent galleries along with others that will be evolving over the years, as families share their mementos of the area's history.

La Center Roller Rink

display courtesy of Roberta Emerick

Dinner Table

a Feast for the Eyes

Donated by Betty Carpenter and the Cathlapootle Gen Society.  This exhibit is an extraordinarily creative display of gems, rocks and fossils! Always a hit with any age!!

Soehl Family

Barber and Market Display

Donated by Jerry Soehl and Deborah Vargas Vossler who wanted to share their families 30+ years of business in La Center.

  Listen as Barbara Barnhart of the La Center Museum

  Association gives a tour of the La Center Historical

  Museum and talks about some of the tems on display 

                        CLICK HERE to watch!

Volunteering is a lot of fun!  You can experience learning, family fun and social networking all in the space of an hour or two.  Volunteer for an hour, two hours or just a few times a year. Get the whole family involved for a fun group activity to do together. Be a part of the community and share your time, energy and ideas with our organization.  So stop by and learn more about us, let us know what amount of time you can offer and join the fun of sharing La Center area history, family stories, significant historical events, and getting involved with any of our special events. Or you can contact Board Member Suzi Terrell at 360-760-4260, to learn more about the opportunities that await at the La Center Historical Museum.