6/27/2022: June | Summer Schedule 2022
10/28/22: October | 'Horriable Day' Open House Returns!
4/13/2021: Quarantine Station Mini Docuseries--Episode 2: Westward Migration
We hosted a special visitor from the National Lewis & Clark Trail Foundation offices in July, 2018.
Read all about 'Rocky's' trip to Knappton Cove here:
Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation School
Plaster Workshop - 2016-17
Citizenship Ceremony - 2016
Lewis & Clark Reenactment - 2016
The Medic from the Lewis and Clark Living Historians:
Archaeology Day - 2013
"Horriable" Day-November - 2013
Nancy Anderson, Director
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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.