Local Museum and Archive Center Dedicated to Preserving and Presenting the History of the Naselle-Grays River Valley Area of Southwest Washington.
We house the perfect location for you to find information on local history. Our collection of archives, photos, and genealogy is available to the public for research purposes. We have an extensive collection available from cemetery records, to Finnish, Swedish and Columbia River History, and also newspapers and books on the history of the Pacific Northwest, including logging, fishing, farming, events, and music. We invite you to browse our site and also come and visit us in person. We have a number of wonderful exhibits to view in our small museum, as well as two libraries full of local history and Finnish/Scandinavian history.
Our main enterence is next to the Naselle Water Co. in Naselle, Wa. It's on the ground floor of the Appelo Plaza Building. You are also able to access through the Archives Cafe. Browse the books and gifts, enjoy coffee or a meal at the Cafe and come upstairs to see the rest of our displays and learn more about the history of our area.
We have WIFI available on booth floors and there are plenty of tables for laying out maps ans newspapers. Following the rennovation of the Center's main room upstairs, lectures are regular and groups are welcome to use the space for meetings.
A majority of the Center is in the upstairs portion of the building, but have no fear, we are handicap accessible!
Looking for a gift?
Be sure and check out our book store and gift shop. We have plenty of Historical Logging, Fishing and other types of books on this area and beyond. We also have a few nice antiques and other consignment items available for one of a kind gift giving.
Consignment items only available in store, bookstore available in store and online.
Good News! You can now become a member of the Appelo Archives!
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Archive Center The benefits are great!
10% off most books and gift shop items
The ability to check out books from our Finnish-American and Memorial Libraries
Reciept of our quarterly newsletter
Members are welcome to our monthly board meetings
Invitations to special members-only events
The satisfaction of knowing you are helping to preserve local history!
Click the link to the right to print a membership form to send or bring in. We thank you in advance for your support as this is a big part of being able to keep the center open.
Archive Cafe Update
The Cafe is open Tuesday - Saturday 9am-3pm and now has it's own phone number, 360-484-7101
Come on in and enjoy daily specials including soup, sandwiches and yummy baked goods!