“I Smell a Rat” Open House


May 20, 2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Knappton Cove Heritage Center
521 St. Rte. 401, Naselle, WA, 98638

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“I Smell a Rat!’ at Knappton Cove Heritage Center

Open House | May 20 | 1-4 pm

Program 1:30:
Join us as we unveil our newest exhibit in partnership with the CCC MERTS program! Students have constructed a rat guard for ships using US PHS historic diagrams. Rat guards were used to prevent rats, notorious for spreading disease, from getting aboard ships.

Book Reading 2:00:
Friedrich Schuler will read from his new book, Pestered by Plague: The U. S. Public Health Service Station in Astoria, OR and Knappton Cove, WA, from Cannery to Quarantine Station 1899-1901.

Explore history where it happened! This event is family friendly and free of charge, partnering with Pacific County’s Museum Month as we celebrate Historic Preservation Month.