Jerry Bowman, curator of the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond, will give a lecture Sunday at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.
Bowman, a nationally known historian and woodworker, will present “Stepping Back in Time: Horse Drawn Transportation in the 19th Century” at 1:30 p.m. He will cover the transition from horse-drawn carriage to the rail carriage.
Bowman is renowned for his historical knowledge of 19th century horse-drawn vehicles, restoration and conservation. He also has restored more than two dozen vehicles including buggies, sleighs, wagons and carriages.
His presentation is part of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s annual Clamshell Railroad Days. This two-day event is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturay and Sunday, with model train layouts hosted by the Peninsula Model Railroad Club. Guests will include the Mt. Rainer N-Scale Club, the Pacific Northwest On30 Club, and Dean and Donna Mead’s fantastic Lego train. The Kid’s Craft Caboose will offer activities for children. The railcar Nahcotta also will be open for touring both days. Admission to the event is $5.
For more information, visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.