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Welcome to The La Center Historical Museum


We are 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 through the years, as families share their mementos of the area's history.

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 items 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 Candi Irish at 921-5021, to learn more about the opportunities that await at the La Center Historical Museum.