In 1967 Fran White, first woman Mayor of Aberdeen and the City Council passed an ordinance establishing The Board of the Aberdeen Museum. In 1983 the Swanson Brothers donated the Armory building to the City of Aberdeen to be used as a museum and community center. Today visitors can stroll along historic Aberdeen store fronts filled with displays, take in a video in an old theater or be amused by merchandise in the General Store. Children will love the hands-on school room, telephone booth, animated logging display and be amazed at the old outhouse, complete with Sears Catalog. Adventure abounds in every corner, with displays on the lumber, fishing, commercial clamming, and canneries. Women will enjoy reading fascinating accounts of early life in Aberdeen and (Chehalis) Grays Harbor County. The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society maintains a library in space donated by the Aberdeen Museum since 2002.