Culture and History
Cowlitz County Historical Museum
The Cowlitz County Historical Museum was founded in 1949
and features both permanent and traveling exhibits that
focus on local and Pacific Northwest history and
Lelooska Cultural Center
The museum at the Lelooska Cultural Center features
Native American artifacts from many regions, along with
the works of renowned wood sculptor Chief Lelooska.
Experience magnificent Northwest Coast masks as they
come to life in the glimmering firelight of
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) ceremonial house.
Seven Wonders Creation
The 7 Wonders Creation Museum near Mt. St. Helens is the
only museum in the area discussing the geological
features formed by the eruptions of the 1980s. Canyons
and rock layers at MSH are similar to those in other
places, such as the Grand Canyon, that have been assumed
by evolutionary scientists to have taken millions of
years to form.
At MSH similar features only took hours, days, months or
a few yrs. The catastrophic view of earth history that
takes into account what Noah’s Flood would have done to
change the earth is presented. The museum is a private,
non-profit facility with a Board of Directors and is
supported by book sales and donations. Admission is
free. You may visit during the tourist season, when they
are generally open Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm,
and Sundays, 12-6pm. Just drop by when visiting Mt. St.
Helens or schedule a group tour or guided hike within
the Monument by calling (360-274-5737). Each group tour
includes a power point presentation by Lloyd who also
travels with his slide show. It is best to call before
coming because occasionally they take a day off.
"Geologist Dr. Steven A. Austin of Institute for
Creation Research is pictured here with an audience who
came to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 7 Wonders
Museum in fall of 2008. Austin is the main researcher of
the geology of Mount St. Helens" - 7 Wonders museum.
417 Park Street - Woodland, WA 98674