We are following local health guidelines and are happy to welcome back visitors at limited capacity. Vaccinated individuals may enter mask-free! Please email us for available hours. We generally schedule appointments between 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
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* EXPLORE the MUSEUM *
1912 US PHS Quarantine Hospital
* STROLL the GROUNDS *
Where History Happened!
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See pictures below from our programs in the past. We hope to offer these experiences when we have the Covid-19 Virus under control!
Nancy Anderson, Director
Land Line: 1-503-738-5206
Open by Appointment
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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. Read his interview in the PSU News!
A Shield for the Columbia offers the stories behind the founding of the quarantine station of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) at Knappton Cove, Washington and Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia 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.