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Hood River County Heritage Council

 

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Organization
Hood River County Heritage Council
Contact Phone
541-386-6772
Physical Address
300 Port Marina Drive
Physcial Address: City
Hood River
Physical Address: State
OR
Physical Address: Zip
97031
Description
The History Museum of Hood River County is operated by the Heritage Council to protect and preserve artifacts relating to Hood River County and to tell the stories of Hood River County. Located on the confluence of Hood River and the Columbia River the museum exhibits tell the stories of the diverse cultures who settled the Hood River Valley from native Americans to the present.

Over 100 years ago the Pioneer Society began collecting the stories of the Hood River Valley. This is the origin of the History Museum of Hood River County. An active participant in the community, the History Museum brings the region's past alive through art, artifacts, photographs, documents, and engaging permanent displays and outreach programs.

History Museum operations are supervised by a full-time executive director, who works closely with a core of dedicated volunteers who participate in all aspects of the museum's activities, including the documentation and safe storage of a collection of thousands of objects of all kinds. From precious Native American material to the first windsurfing board, the diverse holdings of the museum mirror the area's diverse people. We are committed to share the collection and bring their intriguing stories to a wider audience. Community outreach is the heart of the museum's mission. Programs for young people from preschoolers (Munchkins) to high school (Ambassadors) provide personnel and curriculum materials to create successful exchanges with area youth.

Specialized holdings include a historic photography collection of extraordinary depth chronicling the development of Hood River town and region. The History Museum presents the Photo Blog crafted by former Hood River Mayor Arthur Babitz, who provides commentary. View a different historic photo every day. Visit www.historichoodriver.com.
Hours of Operation
11-4 Monday - Saturday
Closed January
Admission
$5 admission adults and students over 12
Region
  • Mt. Hood/The Gorge
Type of Museum/Specialty
  • History Museum
Programs and Services
  • Exhibits
  • Tours
  • Educational Outreach
  • Special Events
  • Educational Programming
  • Children's Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Interpretive Programs
Facilities and Services
  • ADA Accessible
  • Children's Area
  • Facility Rentals
  • Free Parking
  • Museum Store
  • Open to the public
  • Oversized Vehicle Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Research Library/Archives
  • Restrooms
 

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