Clamshell Railroad Days, an annual celebration of model trains and local train history, is back at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum July 16th and 17th. The event will run from 10:00am-4:00pm both days and will feature model train layouts from a number of regional train clubs. Admission is $5 for the weekend and includes a commemorative button. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds go to supporting museum operations.
Layouts from a variety of regional model railroad clubs will be on display including the Cascade Z Modelers, Mt. Rainier N-Scale, the Longview, Kelso and Rainier Model Railroad Club, and the Pacific Northwest On30 Modular Group. Also on display will be a perennial favorite, Dean and Donna Mead’s LEGO Train.
CPHM’s historic Railcar NAHCOTTA will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-Noon and 2:00pm-3:30pm. “Take and make” craft kits will also be available for kids at the museum until supplies run out and the American Legion Post 48 will have a hot dog stand both days. On Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 10am Community Historian Michael Lemeshko will lead walking tours on the early history of Ilwaco. Call the museum for more details and reservations for the tour 360-642-3446.
All aboard for a fun weekend at the museum!