Yacolt Burn and Smokey Bear Exhibit

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The North Clark Historical Museum is presenting an exhibit about the devastating Yacolt Burn.

The Yacolt Burn, which occurred in September of 1902, was the largest recorded fire in the state of Washington until 2014, when the Carlton Complex fire in Okanogan County became the largest. The raging inferno lasted for three days from September 11th to the 13th. Day turned into night, ashes and pine needles fell from the sky, humans and animals fled, and the fire destroyed everything in its path!


The Yacolt Burn exhibit will be available for viewing on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 24th, 2022. A program on September 24th at 2:00 pm will highlight the history of the fire, stories from the pioneers, Smokey Bear, and how fire impacted the local area.

The museum is wheelchair accessible and has air conditioning. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

Quilt raffle tickets will be available for “Wild Flowers”, a beautiful quilt made by the Chelatchie Quilters. Tickets are $1.00 each. This is their annual fundraiser and proceeds go towards their Capital Improvement Fund.

North Clark Historical Museum is in upper Amboy at 21416 NE 399th Street in the renovated 1910 United Brethren Church. The Museum was incorporated in 1988 and opened to the public in June of 2000.

For more information, please contact 360-247-5800 and leave a message or email [email protected]

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