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Loading Paper, Port of Vancouver (circa 1937)
Loading Paper, Port of Vancouver (circa 1937)
CCHM Speaker Series Currents of Progress: Clark County's Rivers, Roads, and Ports (Photo) - 03/20/20

Vancouver, WA – CCHM's Speaker Series continues on Facebook Live Thursday, April 2nd at 7 pm, with "Currents of Progress: Clark County's Rivers, Roads, and Ports". Join Executive Director Brad Richardson as he dives deeper into the stories and research that fueled the museum's Currents of Progress exhibit.

During this month’s Speaker Series events, Brad Richardson will discuss how transportation has shaped the economic and cultural foundation of Clark County. Learn what a pelorus is and how it was once used. Be introduced to Captain Minnie Hill, believed to be the first woman to hold a captain's license on the Columbia River. And find out other interesting pieces of Clark County’s transportation history.

According to Brad Richardson, “The Columbia River has been vital to the growth and development of this area since the first Indigenous peoples arrived. Giving life to the stories of the river, ports, and roads of Clark County provides crucial insight into the influence transportation has had on our community over time.”

The CCHM Speaker Series is sponsored by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. In our effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, this event will be streamed free on Facebook. During the live stream we will be collecting donations to help support the Kiggins Theater while they do their part to flatten the curve. The Kiggins Theater has long been a cornerstone of downtown Vancouver. It provides a valuable space for the community to gather and share innovative programming, such as our own History on Tap, and entertainment. Please consider contributing to help keep this amazing piece of our shared history open for all to enjoy.

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