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 Resume in October

History Tales to resume featuring logging from 1890-1930

The Clallam County Historical Society will start the 2015-2016 History Tales series with Jack Zaccardo’s presentation of Historical Logging, 1890-1930. The program takes place on Sunday, October 4, 2015, 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.

Jack Zaccardo, retired from the Department of Natural Resources, is originally from Port Angeles and is a 4th generation timber worker. Zaccardo will present a narrated slide show about Clallam County’s logging industry featuring historical photographs from 1890 through 1930.

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


U. S. Coast Guard Air Station 80th Anniversary

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Exhibit featuring the U.S. Coast Guard—An Era of History and Heroism

Welcome to the Clallam County Historical Society's new exhibit, “U.S. Coast Guard—An Era of History and Heroism,” at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 South Lincoln Street, Port Angeles. The exhibit will be on display through  September. 

The Coast Guard has kept a vigilant watch over the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca for over 160 years. In 1865, the Revenue Cutter Lincoln was the first to make Port Angeles a permanent home. Since that time, there has been an unbroken Coast Guard presence in Port Angeles and throughout Clallam County. Air Station Port Angeles is celebrating its 80th birthday this year, and the west end of the county is served by StationNeahBay and StationQuillayuteRiver.

BM1 Michael Jenkins, USCG STA Port Angeles, proposed and developed the exhibit in conjunction with the Historical Society. The exhibit features the Coast Guard’s presence and stories in ClallamCounty from 1865 through today. Jenkins hopes that when residents and visitors look at Ediz Hook, they will think about the Coast Guard and the important role it plays in our community.

While it is the smallest branch of the armed forces, the modern day Coast Guard is the culmination of a maritime tradition rooted in enforcing laws, saving lives, defending our nation, maintaining aids to navigation, and protecting the environment.

For further information, please call the Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To view an album of photographs of the exhibit, follow this link to the Clallam County Historical Society Facebook page.


Museum at the Carnegie

The Museum at the Carnegie is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.The museum is located at 207 S. Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, just north of the Clallam County Courthouse.  Featured on the upper level is a temporary exhibit celebrating the centennial of the Klahhane Hiking Club. Check the CCHS Facebook page for current events.

Questions? Call (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