The Cowlitz County Historical Museum maintains an extensive collection of photos, artifacts, and books documenting the history of our county. Research questions should be directed to either:

Museum Director Joseph Govednik at

or our Curator Bill Watson at

Phone 360-577-3119

Here's a quick link to a sample of our photos:
Museum album and slide show


You can search a limited portion of our collections by CLICKING HERE. You will be directed to a search page in PastPerfect, the software we use to manage our collection.

It is often best to begin a search with a word that is very specific to the topic you need, and as needed, use a more general term to widen the search. Also, you may need to try different words related to the topic to find what you need.

If you need further assistance with your research, our Curator, Bill Watson, may be able help. He can be contacted at