The 2-story building was formerly Hewitt's Frozen Foods built in 1944 with a small grocery store, frozen food lockers located on the main floor. Two gas pumps were located in front of the building. Cars were worked on in the attached garage next door. The family ran the store on the main floor and lived in their home located on the upper floor of the building.
In 1964 it was sold to the Musicks who continued to run it as a grocery store until the Ocean Crest Resort family purchased it in the late 1970's or early 1980's and used the ground floor as a work shop. One of their sons moved in upstairs and continues to live there.
In October 2002, the historical society rounded up several volunteers to fix up and remodel the downstairs; adding walls and sheetrock throughout including new windows. Three months later, January 19, 2003 the museum held its grand opening and in its short 7 years has become a MAJOR draw for visitors and locals alike.
The Moclips Historical Society plans to rebuild the former Northern Pacific Depot near the beach in Moclips as their permanent new museum. The current space is much too small to continue adding artifacts so for now it's a stepping stone to their new facility.
The Northern Pacific Railway Depot Rebuilding Project is the Museum of the North Beach & Washington State Parks in partnership to create a one of a kind historic park in Moclips, Washington. They plan to rebuild the Northern Pacific Depot exactly as it was, in the same location it formerly occupied at the corner of 4th and Railroad Avenues in Moclips, Washington. This replica will be the new home of the Museum of the North Beach.
There are other historical points of interest going back as far as 100 years along the North Beach that are of interest. Although the majority of the buildings are no longer there, the sites are for the most part accessible.
PIHA, Paranormal Investigations of Historic America (www.pihausa.com ), was created specifically for paranormal investigations of public historic sites and museums that have a history of paranormal activity. PIHA is in the process of creating a series of DVD's that feature the museums, public historical sites and communities in Washington State. There are three regions in Washington State that will be featured. The first region is "Western Washington", the second is "The Olympic Peninsula" and the third region is "Eastern Washington".
PIHA is made up of a small group of experienced, dedicated paranormal investigators who have a passion for history and an interest in the phenomena of the possible existence of paranormal activity. Our approach, equipment and procedures for paranormal investigating is primarily based on the use of technologically advanced electronic equipment and scientific logic in obtaining evidence of possible paranormal activity.
On behalf of the volunteer paranormal investigators of PIHA, I invite you to experience Washington State's amazing historical sites and museums like never before. Through our process of networking with local historical societies, museums and registered, public historical sites, PIHA hopes to encourage public interest in Washington State's exciting history and the process and technology utilized in scientific paranormal investigations.
PIHA was created with two goals in mind:
1. PIHA hopes to bring Washington State’s history to life by attempting to obtain significant evidence of these strange occurrences. Utilizing the latest in today's electronic technology and dedicated paranormal investigators, we are accomplishing this objective, one public historical site at a time.
2. PIHA wants to stimulate additional interest in residents and visitors to Washington State's fascinating history. Our goal is to encourage individuals, families, schools and community organizations to visit these (and other) historical locations for a better understanding of our state's history and the people who made it and maybe have a personal paranormal experience along the way!
PIHA is not out to prove or disprove the existence of possible paranormal activity, but to publish any significant evidence collected at an investigation. Many people who think that something paranormal exist, physics and logic can debunk. That said, occasionally PIHA obtains evidence that neither physics nor logic applies. When this occurs, we classify it as paranormal evidence and let each individual decide for himself what to believe or not believe.
Wherever your travels in Washington take you, best wishes for a "Trip to the Extraordinary".