The Crown Point Country Historical Society

Working to preserve and share our area's local history.


In 2010, a measure on the Multnomah Country ballot to help fund the Oregon Historical Society and the four East County museums passed with a wide margin. The Crown Point Country Historical Society was awarded a portion of this tax-payer funded initiative. After the award, a 2.69-acre parcel on the Historic Columbia River Highway in Corbett was selected for purchase and plans to build a museum and Interpretive Center to house and share the collection began.

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Trinkets to Treasures

YARD SALE - SAVE THE DATE! The Crown Point Country Historical Society (CPCHS) is gearing up for their TRINKETS TO TREASURES... Read More

Welcome to CPCHS Museum!

The Crown Point Country Historical Society was established in the early 1970’s. The museum, now nearing completion of the... Read More

Museum Site Progress Update

CPCHS President Chuck Rollins introduces CPCHS Board member Dick Wand on the museum site. An experienced builder and longtime... Read More

CPCHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

With social distancing, our very special 50th anniversary party had to be commemorated online. Donations received helped complete our... Read More

Wasco Elder Ken Katchia Smith

Wasco Elder Ken Katchia Smith (Tuck’ush Winch Katchia) brings some of the history of the Wasco peoples of the... Read More

Steve Lehl – The building of the Crown Point Highway

CPCHS Vice-President Steve Lehl explores the building of the Crown Point Highway and how it opened up the area.... Read More

Chuck Rollins – Logging Talk

Historian and CPCHS President Chuck Rollins explains two areas of our region’s past – the logging and lumbering industry,... Read More

Gunnar Abramson – Explorers from around the world

Gunnar Abramson identifies some of the explorers from other countries and continents who traveled here. The early European sailors,... Read More

Gunnar Abramson – Nikkei History

Historian and college history teacher Gunnar Abramson profiles the Nikkei experience along the shores of the river. Along with... Read More