The Camas-Washougal Historical Society (CWHS) recently received a generous $2,500 grant from The Honorable Frank L. and Arlene J. Price Foundation. The grant is the third given to CWHS from The Price Foundation and is earmarked for the Gathering Place at Washuxwal project, a Native American-inspired longhouse pavilion located on the south side of the museum.
“We are entering the final stages of the project,” said CWHS president, Jim Cobb. “This includes Native American carvings and artwork to adorn the structure, educational signage, and landscaping. We are excited to be nearing completion and are looking forward to using this area to tell important stories of the earliest inhabitants of our area.” Cobb hopes to have the final pieces installed this fall.
Kay Dalke-Sheadel, Price Foundation Executive Director, was unable to present the check in-person due to COVID concerns, but in a letter expressed her gratitude for CWHS’ service to the community, stating “The Prices would be happy to know their funds are being used for such a worthy cause.”
“We are honored that The Price Foundation accepted our grant proposal and is helping to make our vision a reality,” said Cobb The Price Foundation was created to provide funding for education, health, and historical preservation projects in Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
The Gathering Place began a capital fundraising campaign in 2017. It is expected to help attract tourists, educational field trips, and history lovers to the Two Rivers Heritage Museum and the community. “We are so grateful to the Price Foundation, our historical society membership, and the community for their continuing support to help this project come to life,” Cobb said.
Find more information on The Gathering Place at Washuxwal visit www.2rhm.com. CWHS mission is to research, collect, preserve, and make available the rich history of Camas and Washougal, WA for the public. Contributions can be made online and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. CWHS is a registered tax-exempt organization.
The Two Rivers Heritage Museum is located at 1 Durgan Street in Washougal and is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.