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Photo: Women hanging signs supporting women's suffrage in Seattle (1910). WSU Special Collection.
Photo: Women hanging signs supporting women's suffrage in Seattle (1910). WSU Special Collection.
CCHM History on Tap to present "Washington Women Win the Vote" (Photo) - 06/24/20

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Historical Museum welcomes Shanna Stevenson to the History on Tap live stream on Thursday, July 16, in “Washington Women Win the Vote”. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Join historian and author Shanna Stevenson to learn about Washington women's road to achieving the ballot and the suffragists who were part of the winning campaign.

“Vancouver women and men are part of the long history of activism for women’s voting rights in Washington where most women permanently achieved the vote in 1910, ten years before ratification of the federal amendment in 1920.” says Shanna Stevenson, “The national amendment centennial this year presents a great opportunity to tell the Washington story of suffrage by highlighting its Vancouver area connections.”

The evening will include the ever popular segment, "Ask Pat," in which local historian Pat Jollota answers one question about local history, as selected from social media (#AskPat), email, or submitted through the museum. As well as our trivia show featuring members of the League of Women Voters.

Shanna Stevenson is the former Historic Preservation Officer for Olympia, Thurston County, and Tumwater and former Coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium project at the Washington State Historical Society. She holds a BA in History and Education from Gonzaga University and a MPA from The Evergreen State College. She is the author of multiple books and articles about Washington and Women’s History including Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington available from WSU Press.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Sales close one hour prior to the start of the show. Ticket holders will receive a private link to the event 30 minutes prior to the show.

Support for July’s History on Tap is provided by LSW Architects, the Courtney Irvin Trust, and Wager Audio. Additional support is provided by Vancouver’s Downtown Association and ZZeppelin.


Downtown Camas (1955). CCHM Digital Collection
Downtown Camas (1955). CCHM Digital Collection
CCHM Speaker Series - "Celebrate Main Street: Historic Downtown Camas" (Photo) - 06/17/20

Camas, Wash. – Clark County Historical Museum is celebrating another of our historic Clark County downtowns with our Speaker Series on Thursday, July 2. This year were highlighting the history of Camas, Washington with our program  “Celebrate Main Street: Historic Downtown Camas.” This very special Speaker Series event will also feature a trivia game show segment with some of our friends from the Downtown Camas Association. Additionally, we will have a segment featuring Camas’ historian Virginia Warren. This free live stream event is part of the museum’s ongoing mission to celebrate the local businesses, architecture, and history along Clark County’s Main Streets and downtown areas. The event will air on Facebook Live starting at 7 p.m. 

“We are excited for the opportunity to spend this month highlighting Camas' historic downtown,” said Brad Richardson, CCHM executive director and this month’s presenter. “Downtown Camas and its businesses have a long and storied history. An appreciation and passion for Camas history is at the core of the Downtown Camas Association’s mission and identity. We’re overjoyed to join them in celebration and tell the stories of this important local downtown.”  

The Downtown Camas Association provided sponsorship for this program. The CCHM 2020 Speaker Series is also sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission, Downtown Camas Association, and Wager Audio. In our effort to support social distancing, this event will be streamed free on Facebook. 

During the live stream we will be collecting donations to help support the Liberty Theater while they do their part to flatten the curve. Liberty Theater has long been a marquee attraction in downtown Camas. It provides a valuable space for the community. Please consider contributing to help keep this amazing piece of our shared history open for all to enjoy. 

For more information, contact the CCHM at 360-993-5679 or by email at