Welcome to The La Center Historical Museum

Recent Events

invite to the City

The La Center Museum extends a special invitation to the Mayor and Council members to tour the museum at our open house on Saturday, January 15th from 1:00 – 3:00pm. We’ve recently done some exciting things to the museum and know you will enjoy stepping back in time and seeing a bit of history on the town you represent. The public is also invited to join us for a “meet and greet”. Coffee and cookies will be served to welcome you all. Looking forward to seeing you!

City Councilman Sean Boyle Mayor Skip Carlson City Councilwoman Liz Cerveny

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Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to Alina and Ava ...  you both have been chosen to receive our first ever, joint award for “enthusiasm”! You have shown not only great exuberance for our contest but also for the history and interest in our little town. We’d like to award you a $50.00 gift certificate from Fred Meyers to share!

Your eager passion and excitement were infectious, and we hope it will transfer to your family and friends and bring them in to the museum for a tour. Thanks again for playing along with us!

Congratulations Ava!
You are the first recipient of the La Center Museum’s essay contest for the elementary school category, winning a $25.00 gift certificate from the River’s Edge Coffee and Ice Cream Company!

* Ava wrote about the treadle sewing machine -

Congratulation Alina!
You are the first recipient of the La Center Museum’s essay contest for the middle school category, winning a $25.00 gift certificate from the Gorilla Grill!

Alina wrote about the Gem / Rock Dining Table -

Congratulations Ethan!
You are the first recipient of the La Center Museum’s essay contest for the high school category, winning a $25.00 gift certificate from the Gorilla Grill!

Ethan wrote about Dr. R. S. Davis -

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Opening a pass through doorway ~

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The Colf Foundation Scholarships

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Viles Family Focus

October 2nd, 2021

Happy Birthday Ken! What joy it was seeing you, Myrna and your family so happy. You are an amazing man, your life story is incredible and your heart for La Center is overwhelming. God bless you as you celebrate 89 years today.  Candi

Thank you to Ken's family for allowing us to be a part of this special event.  Happy 89th Ken!!!  Suzi

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Tour for Essay Contest

click here to watch

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Having Fun at Clark County Historical Museum's

September 2021 History-A-Thon

click here to listen

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2021 La Center Church Farmer's Market plus Cruise-In

Jack getting a LOT of Attention!

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June 17th, 2021

We had a great "private" showing today - a spin off from our Touchmark group who came to visit in May. 

  

May 8th, 2021

We were so excited to host our very first "tour" in over a year! We had the folks from the Life Enrichment Department at Touchmark at Fairway Village come in. Josh their facility director created a program called "In the Couv", teaching the seniors about the history of Vancouver/Clark County and chose us to come visit!!

TouchMark TouchMark
TouchMark

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A 1918 Life and Death Race from View to La Center to Portland

by Steven Becker

The La Center Museum is excited to invite you to listen to an amazing story read by Vancouver writer Steve Becker, who recounts his grandfather's role on this fateful day, as well as a lively description of this once bustling community.  Click on the book below to listen to Steve's story -

December 26th, 2020


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Fun with Brad at Clark County Historical Museum's

September 2020 History-A-Thon

click here to listen

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Mrs. Cuthbert's Second Grade Tour

November 19th, 2019


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Veteran's Appreciation Day 2019

Cub Scout Pack 484 Carole Parker
KEN AND MYRNA VILES Bob Jackson Frank & Melinda Mazna
 Chief & Alma Denny

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Tom's Memorial

 

 

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Class of 65 Reunion

 

 

  

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Tom's Appreciation Day

  

 

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5th Grade School Tour