City of Morton - Morton Washington
Arts and Culture

The remote and scenic setting… The unhurried pace of life...  Situated in the mountains, it’s no wonder Morton has been discovered by many artists to be a place that inspires creativity.  Take in a captivating performance at the historic Roxy Theater and browse next door for local art pieces.  Clear your mind with a yoga class.  Tour the historic Morton Train Depot where the culture of this area can be traced back to its roots as a stop along the Tacoma Eastern Railroad.

BCJ Gallery of Fine ArtsBCJ Gallery of Fine Arts | Website
West Main Street, Morton, WA 98356 (next to The Roxy Theater)
Phone: (360) 496-0542

The Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery proudly displays the artistry of established and emerging regional artists working in fine arts and fine crafts. The gallery offers a variety of unique items for sale. Come in and browse among exquisite paintings, inspiring photography, basketry, fiber art, jewelry, etchings, pottery and sculpture. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (April through October) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (November through March).

 


 

Cowlitz River Valley Historical SocietyCowlitz River Valley Historical Society
Morton Depot: 194 E. Main Ave., Morton, WA 98356
Phone: (360) 496-0070

As its ongoing mission and primary project, the Historical Society has been working diligently to restore the 1910 Historic Morton Train Depot and create and maintain a neighboring visitor center for the Morton community. The Historic Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 10 am at the Interpretive Center. Visit their website for more information on Morton’s Historic Train Depot . The mission of the CRVHS is the collection and preservation of artifacts, photos, archives and family histories of the area of East Lewis County, including Packwood, Mineral, Cinebar & Salkum.  This dedicated, volunteer non-profit organization proudly works to preserve the area’s colorful history.

The Historic Train Depot
The Interpretive Center
194 E. Main Ave.
(360) 496-0070

 


 

Mt. Rainier Scenic RailroadMt. Rainier Scenic Railroad | Website
54124 Mountain Hwy E., Elbe, WA 98355
Phone: (888)-STEAM11
24 Hour Info Line: (360) 569-7959

Board the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe and take an 18-mile (2 hour) picturesque ride on a vintage logging locomotive into the countryside near Mt. Rainier. This train ride offers a friendly and fun atmosphere, with plenty of room for children to walk around and see the sights. The train is complete with a snack bar and several bathrooms. Kind conductors give a brief history of the area. And the view of the great mountain as the train crosses the Nisqually River… simply breathtaking.  In addition to regular train excursions, the Mt. Rainier Scenic also offers specialty trains for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas.

 


 

The Roxy TheatreThe Roxy Theater | Website
233 West Main Avenue, Morton, WA 98356
Phone:(360) 496-0541

The Roxy Theater is the cultural heart of Morton. The Roxy is a beautifully renovated 200-seat theater offering a wide variety of performances, concerts, lectures and children’s programs, as well as movies year-round for the benefit of both residents and visitors. Built in 1937, the Roxy brings local, regional and national performers to the stage. The historic Roxy Theater re-opened its doors in 2004 and was fully renovated in 2006. Since that time, it has hosted more than 20,000 audience members and 360 performances. Supported by a enthusiastic and talented community, the Roxy Theater shares entertainment and the arts with audiences from around the northwest.

 


 

Veterans Wall of Honor Veterans Wall of Honor
Highway 12 and State Route 7

Take time to view the Veterans Wall of Honor prominently positioned at the entrance of Morton at the intersection of US Highway 12 and State Route 7.  This memorial honors and preserves the memories of those who have served and sacrificed for America's freedom.  The Veterans Wall is sponsored by The American Legion Post 215.  For more information or to include your loved one on the memorial, call (360) 496-6630.