Keeping Our Heritage Alive

We connect the future, through the present, with the past. Since 1948, the Clallam County Historical Society, also known as the North Olympic Cultural Resource Centrer, has been dedicated to keeping the history of the North Olympic Peninsula alive. The Center operates three facilities: a research library, an active artifact collection pertaining to Clallam County, and the historic Lincoln School which is currently being restored.

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North Olympic Cultural Resource Center - Lincoln School

From its beginnings in 1948, the goal of the Clallam County Historical Society, also known as the North Olympic Cultural Resource Center, has been to preserve and to interpret for the community the historical record of Clallam County and the people who shaped its development.

The Research Library, artifact storage facility and administrative offices are located on the southeast corner of West 8th and "C" Streets in Port Angeles.  If you are driving, turn south onto "B" Street (toward the mountains) off of 8th Street, then west/left onto 9th Street. Parking is in the gravel lot just south of the old school building. Lincoln School is also accessible by Clallam Transit, Cherry Hill Bus #24. Call the library at (360) 452-2662.

The Research Library is the home of our document collection containing 10,000 photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, oral histories, and vertical file material. The Research Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. 

The artifact collection covers all aspects of Clallam County’s history and contains an incredible variety of objects too broad to describe. The artifact collection is open for public viewing on special occasions and by appointment. Please call or e-mail with quetions. Phone: (360) 452-2662; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The internationally acclaimed garage sale is a major fund raiser has been held annually in the Lincoln School building. In 2017, the event will be held on Thursday, August 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, open for members only--you may become a member at the door. The public is invited on Friday and Saturday August 25 and 26 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Half price day is Friday, September 1 from 8:00 am to 2:00. Buck-A-Bag day is Saturday, September 2, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.



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
Artifact Collection
Wherever you need it most