Clallam County Historical Society puts on huge garage sale

The first weekend is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.

PORT ANGELES — It’s like a department store, but it’s a garage sale.

And it’s in the cause of helping the Clallam County Historical Society.

The first weekend of the society’s 22nd annual garage sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.

The following weekend, prices will come down. Friday, Sept. 2, will be half-price day, and on Saturday, Sept. 3, sale items will cost a buck a bag. Hours for the second weekend will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The collectibles department at the old Lincoln School site at the corner of Eighth and C streets in Port Angeles is full of crystal and glass, and a collection of Texaco memorabilia has been added to the shelves, said Kathy Monds, executive director.

Books are in abundance, along with jigsaw puzzles, jewelry, clothing, tools, linens, fabrics, crafts, holiday decorations, artwork and furniture.

All of the items are displayed in sections like a department store created in what once were classrooms and hallways of the old school.

“Each department is overflowing with goods — some used, some brand-new,” Monds said.

“There is something for everyone.”

New merchandise will be placed on the shelves every day of the sale, she said.

Entry to the sale is from the parking lot off Ninth Street.

More than 30 volunteers have been working on the sale since March, Monds said.

Proceeds go toward improvements of the 1916 brick schoolhouse, the historical society headquarters.

The historical society is slowly but steadily renovating the old building it purchased in 1991 at a cost of $210,000 and moved into in 1998.

Membership applications can be picked up at the society’s administration office at the Lincoln School site or at www.clallam historicalsociety.com.

For more information, call 360-452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

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