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News Release
Courtesy of PUD 1962 Annual Report
Courtesy of PUD 1962 Annual Report
60th Anniversary of Columbus Day Storm! (Photo) - 09/30/22

AMBOY, WASHINGTON – North Clark Historical Museum is in upper Amboy at 21416 NE 399th St. in the renovated 1910 United Brethren Church. The Museum incorporated in 1988 and opened to the public in June of 2000. 

The Columbus Day Storm happened on October 12, 1962.  It originated in the Pacific Ocean and created havoc from northern California to southern British Columbia in Canada.  It was the largest, most violent windstorm in the recorded history of the West Coast, at that time.  Wind gusts were recorded at over 100 miles per hour in many areas. The storm demolished homes, barns, trees, vehicles, and many lives were lost.

The exhibit will be available for viewing October 10th and 24th.  A program will be held on October 24th at 2:00 pm.  The Board of Directors is looking for stories about that stormy day. If you were around during the storm, please attend the program on the 24th and share your story.  You may also contact the Museum and provide your story and/or pictures at any time. 

The museum is wheelchair accessible and has air conditioning. Admission is free.  Donations are welcome.

Quilt raffle tickets will be available for “Wild Flowers”, a beautiful quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters. The quilt is currently at the Battle Ground Library.  It will be on display at the Museum on October 24th. Tickets are $1.00 each.  This is the annual fundraiser and proceeds go to the Capital Improvement Fund.

For more information, please contact 360-247-5800 and leave a message or email


The North Clark Historical Museum was founded in 1988 and is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The doors were opened in June of 2000. Mission Statement:   To preserve North Clark County’s natural and cultural history through collections and exhibits, and to sponsor educational programs and research opportunities for the enrichment of the public. 


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