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Kelso - Cowlitz County Historical Museum

405 Allen Street

About The Museum :

The Cowlitz County Historical Museum was founded in 1949 to discover, interpret and disseminate the history of Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington. Visit the Cowlitz County Historical Museum and discover how the land and rivers of Cowlitz County have shaped the lives of people for hundreds of years.


Terrasue Brittell

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
This is a local gem. Here individuals and families can learn about both local and state history. There are some hands-on exhibits as well as traditional. There is also an area with a rotating exhibit, this is great as you never know what to expect each and every time you go. The gift shop is great with both locally made goods as well as replicas of toys of the past. They have some unique gifts that would work well as stocking stuffers.

Debbie Matthews

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
So much history all in one place. Interactive

Elizabeth Metz

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
There's a giant collection of local artifacts here, in a beautifully constructed building that feels miles away from everything despite being right smack-dab in the middle of a busy intersection. Admission is free, and the docents I've met have all been very knowledgeable and willing to talk to you about anything inside. They're currently (late 2016) going through a giant renovation of the exhibits inside the main part of the building, and from what I could see through the plastic sheeting, it's going to be an exciting update to the existing collections. The gift shop also has a ton of locally-made goods and historical/educational stuffs, as well. It's definitely worth having a look through, and learning more about our local history!

Hade Cake

Friday, March 31, 2017
Great museum. Newly remodeled as of the time of this posting. Exhibits are very well done and there is a fact scavenger hunt game you can play thats fun for both kids and adults

Mitch Taylor

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Haven been named after my grandfather who is remembered in a national museum only to be refused status. So sorry, whats this country coming to. Other that aren't even related by blood use my grandfather name Mitchell Lewis. My name Mitchell Taylor want me to go on......lets just wait and see how this plays out!

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