As this is a Historical Site we would like to add a genealogy section which would include many members of our community who have helped build the East County area. We will be adding photo's and things from our museum to this section. These images are from the museum and are part of the family section.

The Station has moved! See how it happened on the History Channel Program "Mega Movers". Get your copy on DVD for a donation to the project - information

We have had a few gatherings at the complex, the chamber picnic, the Lewis Co Shrine Club, and the Veteran's get to gather.

The main focus of the Historical Society these months are: Continue with the Visitors Center during 2016. We are hoping to have the interpretive center open during the summer of 2016. We have started unpacking and putting on display some of our items. There is still a lot of work to be done.

Capital Campaign for the Morton Depot Project

The project gained national attention when it relocation in October 2005 was filmed and aired by the History Channel's Mega Movers Series. Many individuals, agencies, and organizations locally and nationally have partnered in this historic preservation project that is helping revitalize the economy and ensure the survival of an architecturally and singularly significant structure of Washington State's rich heritage. Your generous, tax-deductible donation goes directly towards the money necessary to completing the interpretive center and upstairs of the depot. For 100 years the Morton Depot has been a gateway, an engine of economic development to the East Lewis County region. Partner with us to ensure another century of passenger operation for this priceless example of our timber and railroad heritage. On behalf of our members, officers, trustees and community Thank You. Marc Fisher, President, CRVHS


The arrival of the railroad one hundred years ago transformed Morton from a small pioneer town in East Lewis County to one of the largest lumber producing areas in the state. This culminated after World War 2 with Morton being declared “The Railroad Tie Capital of the World”. We feel the depot centennial was a success and want to thank all the people who came out that day and helped remember the old times and had fun. We are sorry to say that we feel there will not be any trains coming to Morton in the near future as there are problems with the tracks between Mineral and Morton. We do not for see any trains within the next 10 years or more.

Warmest Regards, Marc Fisher, President