City of Longview

The Longview Room

Open Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m.

5th anniversary celebration. 1st passenger train through Longview. Miss Kelso, Chehalis, Woodland, St. Helen's, Castle Rock, Ilwaco, Chinook stand in front of the locomotive. 1928

The Longview Room houses the local history collection of the Longview Public Library and is located on the library mezzanine.

Newspaper clippings, maps, pamphlets, books about Washington (in particular the Southwest part of the State), clippings about the 1980 Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption, local yearbooks, and a large collection of photographs of Longview's founding in the 1920's make up the main parts of the collection.

Parade of the Northwest, one of the features of the 5th Anniversary celebration, as it appeared from the corner of Broadway and Commerce. This parade was over two miles long and had 125 entries. 1928

Some books are found in the Longview Room only. They are listed in the Online Catalog and are available on request. Ask at either the Information Desk or the Main Circulation Desk. Many other titles have copies in regular circulation as well as in the Longview Room; be sure to check the item's location and status in the catalog to see whether it is checked in or out.

To arrange to view the Longview Room collection at a time other than that listed above, please call us at 360.442.5309.



Row boats on Lake Sacajawea, Kessler School in background. 5th anniversary celebration. 1927    Ship on a Washington dock