Time travel to the past with the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS). Located in Astoria, the nonprofit educational organization is committed to preserving and presenting a treasure trove of Clatsop County historical information in engaging ways. CCHS operates four different museums housed in historic buildings: the Flavel House Museum, Heritage Museum, Oregon Film Museum and Uppertown Firefighters Museum. (The Uppertown Firefighters Museum is open seasonally, so check in advance before heading over.)
Each museum offers fun and informative methods to learn about the region's past. For example, the Oregon Film Museum is housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, which was a working jail from 1914 to 1976 and used in the famous opening jail break scene from The Goonies movie. Visitors can even make short video clips at the Film Museum to keep as a mementos or stroll along the area’s Historic Oregon Film Trail showcasing local locations where various movies were made. The Flavel House Museum hosts the annual events that harken back to elements of Astoria’s bygone years and culture.