Music, Movement, and Sound: An Exploration of Clark County’s Musical Roots
Long term installation
Clark County Historical Museum
Vancouver, Washington

Music is math; music is science; music is language; music is history; music is in all things.

The concept that music reaches deep into our lives and community is at the core of our exciting new exhibition “Music, Movement, and Sound: An Exploration of Clark County’s Musical Roots.” The display is a family-friendly, educational, and inspirational exploration of Clark County’s musical roots and the community’s vibrant musical culture today. Local and national artists are featured along with community groups, such as Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Chinook Indian Nation, Paul Revere and the Raiders, A.M.E Zion Community Church, The Juleps, River Twain, Lincolns Beard and many, many more.

The exhibition also features Clark County’s Covington Piano, the first piano to arrive in the Pacific Northwest from Europe. After departing Europe by ship, the Covington Piano braved South America’s tumultuous Cape Horn before arriving in the Oregon Territory in 1846.

See interpretative panels, historical objects, and new interactive stations that create an exhibit where visitors can not only discover the living history of music, dance, and radio in Clark County and Southwest Washington but engage with it.

Image courtesy the Clark County Historical Museum