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News Release
Photo: Liza Shade. Courtesy of Liza Schade
Photo: Liza Shade. Courtesy of Liza Schade
CCHM Speaker Series "Behind the Scenes: CCHM Collections Show & Tell" (Photo) - 06/01/23

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Historical Museum invites the public to join CCHM collections manager, Liza Schade, as she presents “Behind the Scenes: CCHM Collections Show & Tell” for July’s CCHM Speaker Series. The event will occur on Thursday, July 6, 2023 in person at the Clark County Historical Museum (1511 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. 

For nearly 60 years the Clark County Historical Museum has been encouraging an understanding of how local history shapes the character of Clark County and strengthens our sense of place. As the County’s memory keepers, CCHM has collected and preserved over 60,000 items of local historical significance during this time. Our collection of artifacts, images, archival materials, and oral histories includes a variety of objects, although only a portion are on view at the museum. 

In this presentation, learn more about how CCHM cares for our collection through preservation and public access; see some of the interesting and newest pieces we have collected; and find out how we use these treasures to inform people about the region’s heritage and its importance in their daily lives.

Liza Schade joined CCHM as Collections Manager at CCHM in October 2021. She holds a Masters in Public History from Portland State University (2021) and served as the President of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society her senior year. Graduate work focused on collections management, as well as reinterpretation and increased public access to heritage homes and sites. She also holds a Bachelor’s in History from Portland State (2014) and spent several years as a collections manager in the Willamette Valley.

The CCHM Speaker Series is presented by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. This month's speaker is sponsored by Umpqua Bank and Archaeological Services, LLC. General admission is $5; seniors and students are $4; children under 18 are $3; and the evening is free for CCHM members, veterans, and active-duty military personnel. 

For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or 

About Clark County Historical Society and Museum

The Clark County Historical Society and Museum is committed to responsible collections stewardship, innovative collaboration and inspiring exhibitions and programs that engage the community in an exploration of Clark County’s past, present and future. Our purpose is to share an understanding of the past that will help to build a better future for generations to come.