Keeping Our Heritage Alive

We connect the future, through the present, with the past. Since 1948, the North Olympic History Center (formerly Clallam County Historical Society), has been dedicated to keeping the history of the North Olympic Peninsula alive. The Center operates a research library, an artifact collection, and an active education program pertaining to Clallam County.

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2020 NOHC Annual Membership Meeting

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(Downtown Port Angeles, Photo by Amy McIntyre 2020)

The North Olympic History Center 2020 Annual Membership Meeting is on Monday, October 26 at 7 pm via Zoom.

Find a link to the meeting here:

NOHC Acting President Larry Lang, Board Member Patrick Noonan, and Executive Director Amy McIntyre will introduce current and new board members and offer a quick look back with a hopeful eye to the future.


COVID-19 Update

Because of an increase in local COVID-19 cases, we have made the difficult decision to once again close our campus to the public. We reopened by appointment when cases seemed to plateau but starting today we will only accept research requests and deliver results remotely to protect our staff, volunteers, and the community. Please make your requests via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (360) 452-2662 and please refrain from dropping in. All events are canceled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding, your interest in Clallam County history, and your commitment to public health and community resilience.


Executive Director Kathy Estes to Retire

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Our Executive Director, Kathy Estes, is planning to retire on August 31, 2020. In her own words, Kathy says:

"The past 33 years with the North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society have been wonderful. I could not ask for a better job. I have had the honor to work with an exceptional group of volunteers; have met so many people in the community through our outreach/educational programs, and have enjoyed visiting with our members--especially on 'Members Only' night of the garage sale. Everyone has been so supportive, and I will be leaving with the best memories of all who have touched my life over these 3 decades.

The Board of Directors will begin a search for my replacement. I know the new executive director will bring vibrant new ideas to this organization and carry it into the next decades. I also know that you will welcome this new person with the same support you have shown me.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the next months, and I am sure I will see you out and about in the years ahead. I am hoping to add more miles to my dail walks!

Thank you for all your friendship, laughter and support."

Kathy Estes


Your Historical Society Connects You

Your Historical Society connects you:

  • To the rich history of Clallam County with educational programs like History Tales and other events
  • Honors personal histories by collecting, preserving, and sharing
  • Makes history a family affair with the Hands on History Program for students in grades 6 - 12
  • Helps you find the answers to your questions with a staffed Research Library
  • Makes history accessible with programs featuring the collectoin's artifacts

Join us and get connected! 


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