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Upcoming EdVentures:

Mansions and Museums
Join us, as we travel together to experience the historic heart of Grays Harbor. We will look back in time, to the earlier days of Aberdeen and Hoquiam by visiting some of the historical landmarks that still grace our community. The day begins with a mansion in the morning, as we savor scones with tea (or coffee) at the Aberdeen Mansion and enjoy the details of the architecture and landscaping. Next, we are off to the Armory Building which houses the Aberdeen Museum of History, Grays Harbor Genealogical Society, and other community organizations for a look at the rich history behind the Armory and the community. At our final destination, John Larson, local historian and curator, of The Polson Museum will guide us through the 26 room mansion. There’s also the Railroad Camp where you can still get a glimpse of what historic logging around the area once was like.
Admissions to all three historic sites, morning tea & scones, lunch, and transportation from our Main Campus and Riverview Education Center in Raymond for $63.46. Riverview pick up: 8:15am - Main Campus: 9:00 am. Return to Main Campus: 3 pm and Riverview: 4 pm. 8:15 AM-4PM, Saturday 2/07, Item# 9573 Cost: $63.46

EDventure to Tornow Land
Join us as we step back in time and take a look at the untold story of John Tornow. Local author, Bill Lindstrom, will be guiding our EDvenutre to Tornow Land. Our first stop is the final shootout site, located on the Wynooche Valley Road; where John Tornow was gunned down in a hail of bullets. The memorial honors the six victims, alleged to have been killed by Tornow. Next stop will be the old Bauer homestead, where the Bauer boys lived when they were killed. The Bauer boys are two more alleged victims of Tornow. Visit the Grove Cemetery where, John Tornow is buried next to his parents, Frederick Daniel and Louisa Tornow; one row in front of the Bauer boys and their sister, Mary. From there we will explore an entire room dedicated to Tornow memorabilia, including artifacts unearthed at the memorial site at Mary M. Knight School and the Matlock Museum. There will be other locations of historical significance pointed out along the way back to Montesano for lunch at the Beehive restaurant. Upon returning to the college we will enjoy a PowerPoint presentation and discussion, finishing with a Q & A and book signing by Mr. Lindstrom. The cost is only $84.88, which includes tour, lunch, and a signed copy of “Villain or Victim?” The untold story of the “Wildman of the Wynooche” by Bill Lindstrom. Limited seats available, register today. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday 3/14, Item # 9571 Cost: $84.88


High School 21 Plus Program
Do you have high school credits, work experience, military experience, parenting experience, or other life experience, but no high school diploma or equivalency? High School 21+ program is for you!

The HS21+ program allows you to:

  • Earn your Washington State high school diploma
  • Open doors for financial aid eligibility, vocational training programs, or degree programs
  • Only pay $25 per quarter (waivers available)
  • Earn credit for prior learning, work experience, parenting experience, military experience, certifications, and other life experience (foreign education and experience can be considered)

If you are interested, please call 360-538-4167 for more information.




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Columbia Education Center

208 Advent Avenue, S.E., Ilwaco, WA 98624
(360) 642-9433, Fax: (360) 642-9434
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Hours of Operation: M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. , Closed Fridays

Holiday Center Closures: Dec. 22-26 and Jan. 1

Education Center Staff:
Maggie Gray, C.E.C. Manager
Carol Wright, College Program Specialist
Janine Saul, Academic Advisor/Counselor
Erin Frasier, Director of Pacific County Programming

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Related Links:

Riverview Education Center, Raymond
(360) 875-9466, Fax: (360) 875-9467

Whiteside Continuing Education Center, Aberdeen
360-533-9733, Fax: 360-533-9779

Grays Harbor College Main Campus - Aberdeen
(360) 532-9020 or toll-free (in WA state) 800-562-4830