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History Museum of Hood River County


Sponsored by 

Hampton Inn and Suites

300 E. Port Marina Drive,
PO Box 781
Hood River, OR 97031

The Hood River County Heritage Council
Th e History Museum is a vibrant center for engaging all people in a better under-standing of the community’s heritage that preserves the past, relates it to the present and shapes our future.

To celebrate Hood River County and the mid-Columbia River Gorge area’s diverse cultural heritage and preserve its unique story.
» To hold in trust a collection of artifacts and documents relevant to the region’s heritage.
» To bring to life the stories of this heritage though education, discussion and exhibition.
» To encourage the value of understanding how history shaped the past, impacts the present, and influences the future.

Help Us Tell Our Stories
An active participant in the community, The History Museum brings the region’s past alive through art, artifacts, photographs, displays, and programs.
The History Museum operations are supervised by Dr. Lynn Orr, Executive Director.
She works with dedicated volunteers in all aspects of the museum’s activities. You help underwrite the museum expenses:
• Preserving and storing over 40,000 of objects
• Preparing displays and temporary exhibitions
• Educating visitors and local kids and adults • Helping families research their past • Taking history to schools, libraries, and local organizations
From Native American objects to the first windsurfing board, the holdings of the museum reflect the area’s diverse people and cultures.
We are committed to sharing the collection and bringing these stories to a wide audience.
Visit to see a new historic photo daily and join the conversation.

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