What we do at the Pacific County Historical Society

What we do at the Pacific County Historical Society

Our Museum, located at 1008 W Robert Bush Drive in South Bend, WA is open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Our collections include about 10,000 photos, 500 lineal feet of archival materials, a library of 300 published historical volumes, and about 1500 historical and natural history objects.

Collecting areas include natural history, local Indian history, transportation, natural resources, communities, maritime, and cultural history.

Our reference materials include an index to proper names in the Pacific County newspapers, census index, and oral histories – popular with those tracing genealogy in Pacific County.

Basic research by staff and volunteers is free, but this non-profit organization welcomes donations. 

Extensive research is available; contact us.  A research fee may apply. Requests are processed as time allows by our limited staff of volunteers.

Resources available without an appointment include Federal Census indexes from 1860 to 1910 (excluding 1890, which was lost in a fire), and an incomplete set of County Directories. You are welcome to visit the Museum to check this material. 

Access to the Society’s extensive historical collections is by appointment only.