Washington Parks Looking For Stories About St. Helens
Do you have a story about the eruption of Mt. St. Helens? Next year is the 40th anniversary of the eruption and Washington State Parks is looking for people who were impacted by the event.
Over the next few months, staff from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center will lead an effort to collect stories from current and past residents, as well as from individuals near and far who were affected by the volcano’s eruption on May 18, 1980.
There's several ways you can share your story.
Drop by the sharing corner at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and fill out contact information and / or complete a journal entry.
Provide a brief description via email at Silver.Lake@parks.wa.gov
Call (360) 274-0962 to schedule an interview.
A news release from the state parks department says "throughout this winter, State Parks staff will be converting these written and oral histories into a temporary exhibit at the center. They plan to make the exhibit accessible to the public from mid-May through October 2020, with this experience included in the visitor center’s regular admission. The temporary display also will showcase historical publications and artifacts from the 1980 eruption."