I know I’m revealing my age here, but I still remember seeing the ash cloud and exactly where I was when Mt. St. Helens erupted 41 years ago. I’ve been up to the mountain multiple times since then, and am in awe of the power of Mother Nature… the devastation then, and the life that has returned.
North Clark Historical Museum will present an exhibit featuring Mt. St. Helens before, during, and after the major eruption of May 18, 1980.
No one can forget the lives lost and devastation created in just a few minutes. Many wondered if nature would be able to rebuild the beauty they once enjoyed. Spirit Lake was a place for camping and boating but is now a place for scientific study. Giant trees were mowed down, but new trees replaced them. The perfect cone top is gone, but Mt. St. Helens remains a majestic reminder of the continuing cycle of life.
The Museum will be open on Saturday, May 22nd from Noon to 4:00 pm for visitors. The address is 21416 NE 399th St., Amboy, WA.
Plan a visit to North Clark County and view the interesting exhibits at the Museum, including photos and information on Spirit Lake and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
For more information, please contact 360-247-5800 and leave a message or email [email protected]