Temporary exhibitions bring into sharp focus people, events, and/or artifacts that deserve special attention. Each new project is designed to share the joy of discovery with our visitors by offering first-hand encounters with real objects.
Not Just A Footnote: Women Who Shaped Hood River History
On exhibition at The History Museum of Hood River County, March 10-June 30, 2023
Teachers. Nurses. Artists. Entrepreneurs. Historians. Activists. Community Builders. Women in Hood River County have played an integral role in the foundation and growth of our society. However, they receive little acknowledgement, often relegated to a footnote in history books. Only 103 years ago, women had to fight for the basic right to vote. Much has changed since then, and today women in our society are on more equal ground with men. But the stories of their determination, ingenuity, self-sacrifice, and commitment to bettering their communities for the future, deserve a spotlight. This exhibition tells the stories of a few of the many remarkable women from our area. As you encounter these trailblazers, we encourage you to think of the amazing women in your lives and community. The women in this exhibition and countless others paved the way for them.