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Our New Online Store

Just in time for the Holidays! Crown Point Country Historical Society is proud to announce the opening of our online store! We will be adding items as we move forward but maybe there is something you could choose as a gift for this Holiday Season and help us continue  our...

Welcome to CPCHS Museum!

The Crown Point Country Historical Society was established in the early 1970’s. The museum, now nearing completion of the major phases of construction, is truly a community effort, as well as a gift to the wider community of visitors who appreciate history. The mission of the Crown Point Country Historical...

Museum Site Progress Update

CPCHS President Chuck Rollins introduces CPCHS Board member Dick Wand on the museum site. An experienced builder and longtime resident and supporter of the society, Dick is a member of one of the early Pioneer families to this area. Dick takes us on a walk by the museum building...

CPCHS 50th Anniversary Celebration

With social distancing, our very special 50th anniversary party had to be commemorated online. Donations received helped complete our roof! The festivities began August 20th which was the actual anniversary of the Crown Point Country Historical Society. Starting on that date, images, videos, and updates on the progress of the museum...

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 Great River (Nch-I-Wana) into this video. He describes the Wasco Longhouse and the ways of his people in the thousands of years before contact. CPCHS will have a replica of...

Chuck Rollins – Logging Talk

Historian and CPCHS President Chuck Rollins explains two areas of our region’s past – the logging and lumbering industry, and the commercial fishing of all types along the Columbia River. Chuck has published one book about logging and his own experience as a logger, and is completing a second...

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, Lewis and Clark, River traders, Fur trappers, and Pioneers from the East Coast of the newly formed U.S. joined the trading enterprises already in effect by the indigenous Peoples of...

Gunnar Abramson – Nikkei History

Historian and college history teacher Gunnar Abramson profiles the Nikkei experience along the shores of the river. Along with the Japanese and their enterprises and agricultural settlements in the area, he explains their integration into a number of pursuits in our region.