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Uppertown Firefighters Museum

An interesting collection of firefighting equipment from 1877 to 1963 from the original Fire Station. There are hand-pulled, horse-drawn, and motorized fire engines and vivid photographic displays of some of Astoria's most spectacular fires.

The historic 1896 building was designed by the famous Portland architect Emil Schacht and originally was part of the popular North Pacific Brewery until it was closed due to the Prohibition. In 1928 the City of Astoria rebuilt the building as the Uppertown Fire Station #2 and it served that purpose until 1960 when it was retired. The City donated the building and much of the classic equipment on display to the Clatsop County Historical Society in 1989.

Location: P.O. Box 88, 30th & Marine Drive, Astoria Oregon 97103 Telephone 503-325-2203

Other History nearby:
Astoria Column
Camp Rilea
(Castle Rock)
Castle Rock Exhibit Hall
Chehalis Downtown Historic District
Claquato Church
Clatsop County Heritage Museum

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11/07 Coming to The Astoria area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!