Two New Historical Displays at the Heritage Museum in Astoria
By Ingrid Mueller
Published: 03/05/2020
Photos courtsey of Clatsop County Historical Society

Starting in April the Clatsop County Historical Society will have two new exhibits on display at the Heritage Museum in Astoria.

The Clatsop County Historical Society is featuring two new exhibits on display at its Heritage Museum in Astoria, Oregon. Both displays highlight Astoria's growth and the development of the surrounding region with historical documents from its archive and research library.

Museum hours may be altered in an effort to curb the spread of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Please call for more information before visiting.

The show Sign of the Times depicts Astoria at various points in time over the past 125 years. The display features a collection of historic, hand-painted signs and is augmented by the museum's extensive collection of photographs.

The Model City exhibit uses scale models to examine how the region has been both planned and promoted over the years. This display includes topographic maps and models created by local architect Ebba Wicks Brown for her 1946 Master's thesis. Here, Wicks Brown proposed the future development of both Astoria and nearby Warrenton as she imagined it in 1990 and 2000. Her work will appear alongside similar scale models offering differing visions of the area.

Both exhibits will be on view through March 2021. Clatsop County Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St., Astoria (503) 338-4849
Two New Historical Displays at the Heritage Museum in Astoria