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




Elizabeth Woody, is presently the Executive Director of the Museum at Warm Springs. In 2018, she was appointed Oregon's eighth poet laureate.


Woody is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and a Yakama Nation descendant and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation.

Well known for her poetry and as an author, essayist, and visual artist, Woody is also an educator and community leader.  She is a recipient of a National Artist Fellowship
in Literature from the Native Arts and Cultures

Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs/Navajo/Yakama). Photo: Native Arts & Cultures Foundation.


Thursday, June 17 at 4:00

June 17 | 4:00  $35  per person | tea for two $60 | lecture only $15  
                                   Reservations Required

           Click on the link below to purchase your ticket.


Annual Fall Event
Save the dates!
September 17 thru 19
More information about tickets and schedule to come.

Tales of local personalities
and politics mix with our architectural heritage to sketch Hood River’s colorful history.

The History Museum's ever-popular
Walking Tours of Downtown Hood River

are scheduled to begin again this summer—the dates will be announced as soon as it is determined that the public will be safe in gatherings. No reservations are necessary. We have met at the Hood River Hotel, corner of Oak and First Streets, usually in the mornings to avoid the heat  and we take the 90-minute walk through history.

Private Tours Available

If your social group, weekend guests, or family would like to schedule a private tour, please call to arrange a date and time. Minimum group of 6 people; maximum 15 people.

The tours last approximately 90-minutes and tickets are $10 each —which includes one free entrance to the Museum. Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and bring water if the forecast is for a sunny day.

WALKING TOURS have been canceled until we can conduct the walks safely.



The History Museum is pleased to offer its galleries as the perfect backdrop to your special gathering. The Atrium Gallery’s soaring architecture provides a dramatic setting for private parties or corporate events. More imaginative than a restaurant, more intimate than a theater, the flexible space has polished stone floors and two-story tall wooden columns.


Musical Performances

The music community has discovered the amazing acoustics of the Atrium Gallery. An intimate venue with seating capacity foran audience of about 80 people, the museum creates a close-
up and personal musical experience.


Private Parties/Corporate Events

Our gracious environment provides a distinctive space for after hours meetings or receptions. Access to a small kitchen area where a refrigerator and microwave are available.


Rental opportunities have been temporarily suspended
until such time as it is safe to assemble.