Settled during the homesteading days of the late 19th century, Toledo played an abbreviated role in U.S. airplane production during World War I and then thrived as a mill town until the middle of the 20th century. Visit the Toledo History Center to explore the town’s past in logging as well as dairy farming and boat building.
a must see in Toledo
The vast display of historic artifact on display as well as the old railroad items and a very knowledgable guide
Our family has displayed a old telephone switchboard that was used in my husband's grandparents home many years ago. We always take family by when they visit. Toledo does a great job with the history center.
This place is neat and free. There are a lot of old photos here. I spent about forty five minutes here. There is a lot of old creepy logging equipment.
Meaningful artifacts and archives
The History Center started as a limited term project for the City Centennial and has developed into a very good quality local museum to highlight the settlement and development of a rich timber and fishing economy that continues into the present day. Great photographs and a collection of oral histories.
Interesting history of Toledo
We visited Toledo on a Sunday and just about everything was closed. As with most rural northwest towns it started with lumber. After using up trees large enough for lumber they then switched to pulp and paper. The volunteer at the museum told us about his life growing up in the town. One interesting thing he talked about was the town is known for it's boat repair and some of the fishing boats from the show "Deadliest Catch" come there for repairs.