Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Our backyard includes, The Columbia Pacific Museum

My apologies for taking so long to share this outing we enjoyed at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, located in Ilwaco Washington. In our little corner of the world, we have been knee deep in winter, just now coming out of a 24-hour wind storm (lost one tree to extreme damage) with continued rain and flood warnings. 
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Ilwaco Washington.
We took the opportunity to see the museum when we had our granddaughter for a few days visit. At this time the Astoria Megler Bridge is celebrating its 50th anniversary. During the construction of the bridge, it was said that the new bridge would be the bridge to nowhere. But in truth, this bridge was the bridge to everywhere because it was the final piece of Highway 101 needed for a continuous highway system from Canada to Mexico. 
Memories of Megler, the name of the Astoria-Megler Bridge Exhibit.
I really enjoyed all the photographs, as they helped me to realize how the world was so many years ago. I cross the bridge on a regular basis, but I would have enjoyed the ferry. Taking a ferry across the river (any river for that matter) is always an adventure! 

Newspaper article about the Astoria Megler Bridge. 

Ilwaco is a quiet, small, fishing and harbor town, we come here often to enjoy everything that the community has to offer. The Columbia Pacific Museum is a fun and relaxed place to visit. The staff is friendly, and there is a lot to see and enjoy throughout the entire museum.

The original entrance to the ferry.

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  1. I hope all that bad weather is on its way out to sea.

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. Museums are always a source of fascination. It's so fun discovering new places!

    1. Hi Daisy, there is so much to see and do here on the peninsula. Thanks for visiting!


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