City looking to fill Aberdeen Museum board position

People interested in the inner workings of the Aberdeen Museum of History and who want a say in its direction going forward, now’s their chance.

While the city hasn’t had a museum for a few years, the board meets and discusses what items will go into the museum, and other matters pertaining to the museum. The future site of the museum is 118 W. Wishkah St.

The city of Aberdeen is accepting letters of interest for people who wish to serve on the Aberdeen Board of Museum of History. There is currently one position available and it goes through 2024, the city announced Wednesday night at the Aberdeen City Council meeting.

The letters of interest are due by Friday, April 21. The museum board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

What does a museum board member do?

“The Aberdeen Board of Museum and History is charged with the responsibility of developing plans and programs for the preservation and recognition of the historical heritage of the city and the surrounding area, including the maintenance and display of city property transferred to the care and custody of the board,” the vacancy notice states. “It shall develop and coordinate historical projects for the city. It shall have the power to apply for and accept gifts, donations, bequests and grants in the name of the city for the collection and display of books, maps, charts, papers, photographs, films, relics, and other materials illustrative of the heritage of the area. The board may expend only such moneys as may be appropriated by the city council and only upon the authorization of the city council.”

In order to show official interest for the position, the letters must be sent to Mayor Pete Schave, in care of City Administrator Ruth Clemens at her email address: The letters can also be sent via snail mail to “City of Aberdeen, City Administrator, 200 E. Market St., Aberdeen WA 98520,” the notice states.

For more information about the vacancy, check the Aberdeen Museum and History’s facebook page, the city of Aberdeen facebook page, and on the city’s website —

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