A short drive north, in the quaint county seat of South Bend, travelers will find the museum of the Pacific County Historical Society.

Currently located downtown, at milepost 54, Highway 101, the museum provides visitor information and local history 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Knowledgeable volunteers welcome visitors to sample the unique culture and natural history of Willapa County.

Displays include Native Peoples, Local industries such as fishing and logging, as well as the powerful natural forces shaping our home at the edge of the Continent. Listen to a tune on the 1917 player piano, or inspect the delicately crafted antique quilts on display.

The Pacific County Museum, which is open free to the public, is supported by memberships, donations, and book sales in the museum store. The Society publishes a magazine of local history, The Sou'wester, which is also available online at www.pacificcohistory.org.

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