FORT DALLES MUSEUM/ANDERSON HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION
Fort Dalles Museum
500 West 15th & Garrison St.
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
Open 7 days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March through October. Available by appointment
during off season.
MISSION & VISION
The Fort Dalles and Anderson Home-stead showcases two homes, a barn, sheds, tools, and personal items used by army officers living at the fort, and an area farming family.
It’s philanthropic arm, The Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead Foundation preserves and protects the Fort Dalles Museum and seeks to obtain funding and resources in support of the museum.
Foundation Board: Denise Bokum, Randy Kaatz, Dennis Davis. Museum Commissioners & Staff: Elizabeth Wallis, President; Eric Gleason, Vice President; Daliea Thompson, Secretary and Trea-surer; Loyal Quackenbush, Mike Waker, Mary Davis, Donna Lawrence and Cal McDermid, Director.
– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –
The Fort Dalles Museum gives insight into daily life in Oregon during the mid-1800s to the early 20th century. It’s not simply a fort in the typical sense. Fort Dalles and the Anderson Homestead, instead, showcase two homes, a barn, sheds, tools, and personal items used by army officers living at the fort, and an area farm-ing family. The museum is great for history buffs, kids, and families alike.
Fort Dalles Museum, in The Dalles, Oregon, is housed in the former Surgeon’s Quarters; the only remaining officer’s quarters of the 1856 Fort Dalles military complex. One of Oregon’s oldest history museums, it first opened its doors in 1905.
A group of civic-minded pioneer women were instrumental in saving the building at the turn of the century. Through an act of Congress, it became the property of the Oregon Historical Society as they were a recognized non-profit organization. OHS authorized the ladies of the “Old Fort Dalles Historical Society” to open it as a museum in 1905.