Keeping Our Heritage Alive

Since 1948, the Clallam County Historical Society has been dedicated to keeping the history of the north Olympic Peninsula alive. The Society actively collects artifacts pertaining to Clallam County, operates a research library, is currently restoring the historic school building shown above, and tells the story of our county in the exhibits at The Museum at the Carnegie.

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History Tales to feature Alice Alexander’s new book “West of the Elwha”

The Clallam County Historical Society’s annual meeting and History Tales
presentation will take place on Sunday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. Parking and
entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.
Local author Alice Alexander, whose great-grandfather was a homesteader on
the Upper Elwha, will be presenting a power point presentation on the Lyre River
and Gettysburg area. She will be selling and signing her new book, “West of the
Elwha,” which covers Port Crescent, Joyce, Freshwater Bay, Twin, Ramapo,
Eden Valley and Lake Sutherland . She has been working on this latest book for
two years, and her husband helped with the Port Crescent chapter.
If you have purchased one of her books already, please bring it along; and she
will be happy to sign it. The book is for sale at Odyssey Book Shop, Port Book
and News, Olympic Stationers, Jim’s Pharmacy, the Clallam County Historical
Society and the Joyce Museum.
As part of its annual meeting, The Historical Society will induct new board
members and officers, and the winners of the Heritage Award will be announced.
Refreshments will be served.
This will be the last History Tales presentation for the season; the next series will
begin in October.
History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the Clallam County Historical Society's office at (360) 452-2662, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Museum at the Carnegie

The Museum at the Carnegie is presently closed for the season. Due to changes in museum operations, the upstairs exhibit area will reopen sometime this summer. We will post new days and times as soon as possible. Please, check back here for updates. Thanks for your patience!

The museum is located at 207 S. Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, just north of the Clallam County Courthouse.   Check the CCHS Facebook page for current events.

Questions? Call (360) 452-2662.

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Donations are Welcome

I would like to make a special donation to the Clallam County Historical Society to help in preserving our Clallam County history. Please use my tax deductible gift of $ for:

The Lincoln School Project
The Museum at the Carnegie
Wherever you need it most

Museum at the Carnegie

207 S. Lincoln St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-6779 (museum)
(360) 452-2662 (main office)
Mail to: P.O.Box 1327