Cowlitz Encounters


Do you know what a Shay locomotive sounds like? Or a Mikado? Have you ever seen film footage of the 1933, 1948, and 1996 floods? Or of men and women working in the Longview Fibre and Weyerhaeuser mills? Do you recognize the smell of cedar? Would you like to hear a pioneer family story? Would you like to see hundreds of items relating to Cowlitz County history including Hulda Klager's dress and a teacup that survived the 1902 Yacolt fire?

Yes, all of these can be seen in Cowlitz Encounters, the museum's new long-term exhibit. You'll see all of this plus historic video and pictures on 7 screens!