This fall ended nine years for the resurrected Carnegie building. We start now into our 10th year with the upstairs and its permanent exhibit covering the entire history of the county spread strategically around the entire floor going into the geology, diversity of people, weather, vocations, and avocations that led to the growth and richness of the county.
As we approach the holiday season, it might be noted that the enlarged Books-Plus Store at the lower level is amply supplied with riches of books supplied by our patrons. As our patrons differ, so do the large selection of subjects on hand. A one-person-owned collection of Folio books in excellent condition would make handsome gifts. Out-of-print books will draw the serious collector and just happy old books from days past provide much enjoyment to readers who may have forgotten what made them happy as children. Even old school books are charming, especially reading and music. All the proceeds fund the completion of the LincolnSchool site, our future museum.
On hand to greet you are dedicated volunteers who will acquaint you with what is where any why you should try to see it all.
Special exhibits will also come throughout the year on the lower floor which houses not only the store but a meeting room which may be rented for short programs, and restrooms so you can spend all afternoon enjoying the building.
A haven for visiting company, school tours, tourists, and the curious wanting to know what is in that old library?
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The Museum at the Carnegie offers a glimpse of life from Clallam County's past. Upstairs, "Strong People: Faces of Clallam County" introduces you to people who helped build our community. You will learn about early settlers in Charting the Last Frontier; hear the three distinct tribal languages in Our Ancestral Heritage; explore the arts in Body, Mind and Spirit; examine the issues behind the creation of Olympic National Park in This Land is Your Land; learn about timber and agriculture in Home Grown; find out about the towns that cover our county from east to west in Creating Communities; and discover our maritime history in Our Strategic Coastline.
Located at 207 S. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles, the Carnegie building is a piece of history in itself. Dedicated in 1919, the building has been beautifully restored. On the lower lever are more displays along with "Previously Owned Publications" in the Books Plus Shop. A meeting room for under 50 persons is available for rental.
Hours for the Museum at the Carnegie are Wednesday thru Saturday from 1-4 pm. The handicapped entrance and parking are located in back of the building. There is additional parking in the adjacent city parking lot. Suggested donations are $2 for adults and $5 for families.
The Historical Society also maintains a small exhibit in the lobby of the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building at 138 W. First St. in Port Angeles that includes a display case of military artifacts from the Society's collection. These may be viewed M-F, 8AM - 4PM.
Administrative services are in the Lincoln School Complex at 933 W. 9th St. in Port Angeles, housing our artifact storage, research library, and Clallam County Genealogical Society library. Our document collection includes more than 10,000 photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, and vertical file material. The artifact collection covers all aspects of Clallam County history. Contact us at (360) 452-2662.