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.


History Tales to highlight Forks Timber Museum

Forks Timber Museum entrance

Forks Timber Museum Manager Linda Offutt will talk about “The Importance of Keeping Small Museums Open” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The presentation begins 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.

Offutt is a third generation Southern California kid who has had a varied career working in banks, the entertainment industry and the Claremont Police Department. She and her husband have traveled all over the western United States; and on one of those journeys in 2007, they found the home of their dreams in Forks.

Since Linda likes to keep busy, she immediately became involved with various charities and non-profits. When long-time Forks Timber Museum Manager Sherrill Fouts decided to retire, Linda offered to take over. Linda will talk about her first-hand knowledge of working with a small museum and its importance to the community.

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 now closed for the winter until March.The museum is located at 207 S. Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, just north of the Clallam County Courthouse. Upon reopening there will be new seasonal exhibits including the celebration of the centennial of the Port Angeles Coast Guard Station at Ediz Hook. Watch this space for details, and check the CCHS Facebook page for current events.

Questions? Call the museum at (360) 452-6779, or the main office at (360) 452-2662.

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If you are on Facebook, look for Clallam County Historical Society. We will post all current events there so that you get up to the minute information. Also, we feature many interesting items such as photos from our historic collections. We have a separate Facebook page strictly related to Clallam County Old Time News:

We hope you will 'Like' us and invite your friends to check us out as well.

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