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

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NOHC Announces Lecture Series

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The North Olympic History Center, formerly the Clallam County Historical Society, will present North Olympic Voices, a monthly arts and lecture series to replace the nonprofit’s History Tales talks. The year-long educational program will feature speakers in conversation on local topics in arts, sciences, and civics to celebrate and enrich life in Clallam County.

Amy McIntyre, Executive Director of the North Olympic History Center, will give the first North Olympic Voices presentation on her social documentary photo project called “Any Port in a Storm: Pandemic Sundays in Port Angeles, Washington,” on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 pm. McIntyre took photos of lockdown life every Sunday morning in Port Angeles for the first 16 weeks of the pandemic as it arrived stateside. A photo of an empty classroom taken on the final day of the project was recently selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Kate Dexter will moderate the talk.

McIntyre succeeded Kathy Estes as the History Center’s Executive Director in August when Estes retired after 33 years leading the organization formed in 1948 to preserve and share Clallam County’s history.

February’s presentation will be given by David Brownell, tribal preservationist for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and North Olympic History Center board member, on February 14 at 2:00 pm. Brownell will also speak in April, June, August, October, and December. The intervening months’ speakers and topics will be announced.

North Olympic Voices will be livestreamed until further notice on the second Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at It is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Amy McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.


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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