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.


History Tales to feature McClinton Brothers - Amateur Photographers

021 McClinton Bros Amateur Photographers     Ray and Roy McClinton, about 1893

"McClinton Brothers-- Amateur Photographers" is the subject to be presented by Larry Lang at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series on Sunday, November 2. The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. at the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.

"Brothers Ray and Roy McClinton captured some of the earliest images of well known places in ClallamCounty," Lang says. "Marymere and SolDucFalls, Fairholme, Lakes Crescent and Sutherland were among their subjects."

If you have lived in ClallamCounty very long, you have most likely seen some of their photographs. "The problem is that over the years the McClintons have never been recognized for their art," Lang says. "I hope to give long-overdue credit to the pair for their fine photography."

Sons of Superior Court Judge James G. McClinton, the fraternal twins began taking photos as teenagers in the early 1890s. Their cameras were tripod-mounted and used glass-plate negatives, similar to what Matthew Brady used.

The highlight of the presentation will be a selection of the McClinton brothers' photos themselves, scanned at high resolution from the original glass plates. The Historical Society's McClinton Collection includes over 400 glass-plate negatives and two family photo albums covering a period of about twenty-five years.

The presentation will include a brief overview of research and interpretive techniques in deciphering unidentified people and places. Lang will also provide a thumbnail history of the McClinton family. Descendants of Judge McClinton plan to attend.

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 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..


Ninna's Barn

Deborah Keeting-Hansen      Ninnas Barn Carlsborg

On Monday, September 8, Deborah Keeting-Hansen spoke at the CCHS board meeting about 'Ninna's Barn.' The barn was featured in an article in the Sequim Gazette on May 21st. Deborah and her husband, Paul, are raising matching funds to restore the barn through a Department of Archeology and Preservatin grant. 



2014 Garage Sale Results

Kathy Monds 8 Sep 2014     CCHS board meeting 8 Sep 2014

The above photos depict Executive Director Kathy Monds informing the board of the results of the garage sale.

Taa Taa Taa DAA! Drum roll, please!! The World Famous CCHS Garage Sale has exceded last year's record return, bringing in $38,661.89!

A HUGE THANK YOU for all of the donations, for your purchases, and to our volunteers who worked tirelessly for months setting up and executing the sale.

It is now up to the board to decide what projects will be funded. Please stay tuned . . . . !




Museum at the Carnegie

The Museum at the Carnegie is open with regular days and hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The museum is located at 207 S. Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, just north of the Clallam County Courthouse.

Parking is available on the street in front of the museum and in the lot just to the north. Parking for the disabled is available at the rear of the building.

Admission is by donation. 

Questions? Call the museum at (360) 452-6779, or the main office at (360) 452-2662.

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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