Grays Harbor Museum Association

May 2017 - The Grays Harbor Museum Association is a newly formed organization made up of Grays Harbor museums (full list of participating museums below). The museums are working together to enhance internal operations and provide educational opportunities to our staff, visitors, and the community.

We are particularly enthusiastic about partnering to improve visitation at all member facilities and Grays Harbor County in general.

As our first major step, with a grant from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, we have developed a Passport to Grays Harbor History. This booklet will be similar in design to the U.S. Passport. It features a page dedicated to each museum, with space to collect a unique stamp for each site visited. Passports will be available at 12 member museums for a two-dollar donation, on and after our official Passport Celebration June 3.

How can you, the business owner, be involved? We anticipate that travelers in the region, in an effort to see all of the historic sites; will likely be in need of housing, a meal or entertainment along the way. So we are offering the opportunity for businesses to be listed on our accompanying website with special offers to Passport holders. Each museum’s staff will also be provided with handouts advertising participating businesses. We recognize that incentives may vary by business organization and retail type and are ready to accommodate your ideas.

If you are interested in being a part of this new initiative, contact Nancy Cuyle,
Facilitator for the Grays Harbor Museum Association by phone at 360-464-4328 or by email at

Grays Harbor Museum Association Members include the Aberdeen Museum of History, the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the Polson Museum, Lake Quinault Museum, McCleary – Carnell House, Museum of the North Beach, Running Anvil Carriage House, the Chehalis Valley Historical Society Museum, the Coastal Interpretive Center, the Quinault Tribal Museum, the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, and the Westport Maritime Museum.