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723 7th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 414-1000
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723 7th Ave, Longview, WA, US, 98632
- Phone: (360) 414-1000
- Fax: (360) 414-1076
Arts & Museums
Cedar Creek Grist Mill is a grist mill that was used for grinding grains. It is situated on a slope at the base of a ravine. The mill is now a museum where visitors are shown grain grinding operation from a bygone era. The museum is managed by The Friends of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill.
One of Portland's historic libraries, St. Johns Branch Library was built in 1913 with funds from the estate of Andrew Carnegie. The library resembles a colonial estate with an old brick facade and large pillars at the front door. Renovated in 2000, the building now has updated technology and is home to the Peninsula Area Resource collection, which includes documents detailing the history of the St. Johns neighborhood. Located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland, it is worth a stop.
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals located within the historic Rice House was established in 1996. Displaying an eclectic collection of rocks and minerals, this place will make any Geology buff's day! The displays include petrified wood, beautiful fluorescent minerals, zeolites and much more. Apart from the collection, the house itself a thing of beauty; built using the striking Arizona flagstone, the gorgeous house was completed way back in 1952. Open to public all year round, Wednesdays through Sundays, between 1p and 5p, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals has a lot of offer.
If you are in Southwest Portland near the business and shopping hubs of Beaverton and Hillsboro, visit this nice, quiet retreat. The sleepy little museum has a lot to offer. Maps, photographs and other exhibits tell of the pioneers who ventured to the West and began making their fortunes (mostly off the land) out here in Portland. Check out the 1898 bell that served the Rock Creek School which now sits in front of the museum. Tours, presentations and traveling exhibits are all available. There is also a summer camp for kids and a Draft Horse Plowing Exhibition in May.
This 1910 historic firehouse is now the home of a city gallery. Focusing on artists with ethnic backgrounds, the gallery houses touring exhibits that travel across the nation. The Mainstage Theater is partners with the Oregon Stage Company and produces thought provoking entertainment based on cultural issues. The center also hosts a Neighborhood Youth Theater Project during the summer months as well as other classes and workshops. When the center is closed, enjoy the adjacent Patton Square.
This Portland gallery showcases art ranging from photography and paintings to fine art and others. The courteous staff help you in buying the art you want. And with a fair price range, there's something for everyone. Find artists like Noel Barnett, Brian Hunter and Jan Verdieck displaying wares at Talisman. Budding artists can contact the gallery for membership details. Check website for varying open hours.
Bring your kids to Staver Locomotive and let them explore the trains and engines used in the past. This fun exhibit comprises vintage steam engines, miniature models and photographic presentation of the travel routes, all of which are displayed inside a restored warehouse on 29th Avenue. The rail yard is where community events take place regularly. Tours are also conducted every day at this museum. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Henry Pittock, founder of Portland's Oregonian newspaper, built this spectacular mansion in 1914 and lived there from 1914 to 1919. This stately mansion was created in the style of a French Renaissance château and boasts three floors plus an incredible view of the city. The mansion is now museum and showcases local history through artifacts and exhibits. Guests can tour the mansion and even book space for private functions.
Enter this gallery and be transported to an artist's paradise. The setting is clean and designed to move you from one work to another, letting the work tell its own tale in its own time. And what artists they are—Carl and Hilda Morris, Michael Brophy, Paul Green and Laura Russo's uncle, Michelle Russo, just to name a few. To her credit, owner Laura Russo strives to maintain a sense of history in presenting regional art from all eras, not just the cutting edge. This is a perfect stop on any shopping or dining excursion in Northwest Portland.
Located in Astoria on the mouth of the Columbia River, this museum holds one of the largest collections of maritime artifacts in the West. Astoria is the gateway to the trade and travel of the Pacific, and many a ship saw her demise in the often-rough waters of America's longest east-west river. This is the only accredited museum of its type in the western states and is Oregon's official maritime museum. From canoes to submarines, there is plenty of interesting water-vessel history to be explored.
The Heritage Museum is one of the city's best museums. Operating under the Clatsop County Historical Society banner, this museum was built in 1904 and was designed by architect Emil Schacht. The museum is an archive of all things 'local history' and displays both temporary as well as permanent exhibits. Among the items on display there are arts and crafts from the 19th century, fishing and hunting equipments, photographs and more from the by-gone era. Call ahead to know more.
If you’re looking for a piece of history housed in a gorgeous Neoclassical structure, then Astoria City Hall is a definite must-see in your list. Designed by renowned architect Emil Schacht in 1904, today the city hall is home to the Historical Society’s Archive and Local History Museum. The museum has an astounding collection of both permanent and changing exhibits which beautifully describe the story of Clatsop County’s rich and exciting history. Also located on the second floor is the Society’s Archive and Research Library which welcomes researchers. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00a to noon, and 1:00p to 3:00p.