Hood River County Heritage Council

The History Museum is a vibrant center for engaging all people in a better understanding of the community’s heritage that preserves the past, relates it to the present and shapes our future.
Our mission is to:

  • 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