Nancy Anderson, Director
** Temporarily Closed** Until It's Safe to Open
Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm
521 WA State Rte 401
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short video exhibit
By Board Member Friedrich E. Schuler, Professor of History at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
A Shield for the Columbia offers the stories behind the founding of the quarantine station of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in Knappton Cove, Washington and Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia, the nation's second largest river. It is a compelling account of unlikely political and economic alliances featuring the United States Marine Hospital Service (USMHS), transpacific shipping lines, Astoria's business community, and members of the U.S. Congress.