Clatsop County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County Oregon and the surrounding area. The Society operates the Flavel House Museum, the Heritage Museum, the Oregon Film Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.

Current Temporary Exhibit

Blocked Out: Race and Place in the
Making of Modern Astoria

Preserve YesterdayInform TodayInspire Tomorrow

Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria
Current Exhibit
Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria

Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria is the featured current temporary exhibits at the Heritage Museum located on 16th and Exchange.

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Blocked Out: Race and Place in the Making of Modern Astoria
The Cedar People The Cedar People
Permanent Exhibit
The Cedar People

In Cedar People, learn about the Native American peoples who first inhabited the lower Columbia region prior to the arrival of Europeans.

Exhibit highlights include the basketry of Clatsop tribal members Jennie Michel and Kate Jurhs and a recreated longhouse for visitors young and old to explore.

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The Cedar People
Astor’s People Astor’s People
Permanent Exhibit
Astor’s People

In Astor’s People, learn the harrowing story of the founding of the first US settlement west of the Rocky Mountains and the significant successes that followed.

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Astor’s People
Immigrants Immigrants
Permanent Exhibit
Immigrants

Immigrants explores the experiences of the diverse groups of immigrants to the Lower Columbia region with a look at where they worked, their home lives, religious practices, and leisure activities.

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Immigrants
The Bounty of Clatsop County The Bounty of Clatsop County
Permanent Exhibit
The Bounty of Clatsop County

The Bounty of Clatsop County explores how the area’s wealth of natural resources contributed to the growth and prosperity of Clatsop County.

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The Bounty of Clatsop County
Vice & Virtue Vice & Virtue
Permanent Exhibit
Vice & Virtue

The Astoria of the mid to late-nineteenth century was a frontier seaport and a land of contrasts and contradictions. Vice & Virtue explores early tensions through historic photos, artifacts from the era, and a recreated saloon.

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Vice & Virtue

Choose Your Adventure in History

ASTORIA MUSEUMS

Flavel House Museum

Experience the elegance of the late Victorian period by touring the home of Captain George Flavel. This 1886 Queen Anne home features original Eastlake influenced woodwork, period furnishings, and exotic hardwood fireplace mantels. Begin your tour at the Carriage House Visitor Center (located behind the house on the corner of 7th & Exchange Streets), which houses additional exhibits, the museum store, and orientation video.

ASTORIA MUSEUMS

Heritage Museum

Built in 1904 as Astoria’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s regional museum. Explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits featuring Native Americans, early pioneers, immigrants, and local industries. The Society’s Research Center and Archives are also at this location.

ASTORIA MUSEUMS

Oregon Film Museum

More than 300 major motion pictures have been filmed in the State of Oregon—it’s time to make yours! The museum invites visitors to explore the production behind making movies by starring in their own films. Visit this small, historic building that was an actual working jail (from 1914–1976) and the scene of the famous opening jail break from the Goonies.

ASTORIA MUSEUMS

Uppertown Firefighters Museum

The Uppertown Firefighters Museum houses an extensive collection of fire fighting equipment dating from 1873 to 1963. Featured are hand-pulled, horse-drawn, and motorized fire engines, as well as fire fighting memorabilia and photos.