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At The History Museum of Hood River County, we believe a museum is a place not just for storing unique objects, but it is also a place for people to engage, interact and ponder. Because education involves active participation, we offer a wide array of events and exhibitions that range from celebration to education, for both adult audiences and the entire family to enjoy.

Past Events



December 10, 2 pm

Cookies, Pizza, Hot Cocoa, Beer, Wine, top-tapping tunes by he Holiday Brass, kids crafts, store discounts, FREE ADMISSION! So many reasons to come to The History Museum today! Join us for our open house, 2-4pm.


December 3, 11:30 am

More than 400 second generation Japanese American (Nisei) soldiers from Oregon served in the U.S. military during WWII. They played a pivotal role in both Europe and the Pacific at the same time that many of their families were incarcerated in concentration camps back home. A Long Road to Travel tells these soldiers’ stories and the often arduous journeys they undertook to serve their country, overcome prejudice, and achieve recognition for their heroism.

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The History Museum of Hood River County is proud to present our version of historical storytelling through our production of Cemetery Tales, a theatrical performance about influential members of our community from the past. 2022 marks the 12th production of Cemetery Tales and our second year presenting stories through film rather than live in the cemetery. This year we're featuring a musical theme - barber shop quartets, classical musicians, yodeling families, mariachi, and everything in between. See the film in person at one of our upcoming screenings, or enjoy from the comfort of your home via streaming.



November 5, 6:00 pm

Join us November 5th in the lovely Riverview Room at Riverside Community Church in downtown Hood River for an evening of local history and music. Enjoy generous hors d'oeuvres, Phelps Creek Vineyard wines, and local beer while actors from this year’s Cemetery Tales take you back in time. Local musicians will provide the live soundtrack. Get into friendly competition and bid on fabulous silent and live auction items. Tell your friends and grab a seat to be entertained and educated while supporting YOUR history museum!

Dust off your fine china and polish the silver!

The History Museum's Tea Party is back for its fifth year! Once again, we're going virtual. Revel in exquisite savories and sweets and sip quality tea from the comfort of your own home. Our guest of honor is local author Eileen Garvin. She published her first novel, The Music of Bees, last year. As a freelance writer, Garvin has written about travel, recreation, conservation, and small businesses. Her essays have appeared with Medium, The Oregonian,, and Creative Non-Fiction Magazine.

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Join The History Museum for a virtual brewers roundtable talk and tasting, inspired by the current museum exhibit, Cheers! From Teetotalers to Tasting Rooms, the third and final installment of which covers the fascinating history of craft brewing in Hood River County.  Brewer participants will include Matt Swihart of Double Mountain, Dan Peterson of Ferment, Bryan Keilty of Gorges Beer in Cascade Locks, and Jordan Hunt of Mountain View Brewing in Mt Hood.

Suggested donation is $10 per person.

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View Sam's interview here:

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