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.

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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.

Purchase selected beers in advance for the virtual tasting

Ferment Brewing Company's Selections:

Barleywine: a premium series beer, aged for over a year in French oak wine barrels ($13/bottle)
Bière de Garde: a French farmhouse beer, bottle fermented with our wild caught yeast strain from Mount Hood; ($5/bottle)

Pick up at the tasting room: 403 Portway Ave., Hood River

Gorges Beer Company's Selections:

Day Hike Pale Ale: with notes of citrus and pine, and bitter undertones ($5/16oz can)

Stout of the Gods: part of their annual experimental stout release series, aged 3 months in 503 Distilling Rye Whiskey barrels ($9/16oz can)

Pick up at the tasting room: 390 Wa Na Pa Street, Cascade Locks

Mountain View Brewing's Selections

Alpenglow American Hefe: a refreshingly light hefeweizen with notes of wheat and lemon ($16/32oz crowler)

Barrel Aged Peach Pale Ale: the first in their barrel aged fruited beer series. Aged for a year in white wine barrels with 1.5 lbs of peaches per gallon. ($15/500ml bottle or 2 for $25)

Pick up at the tasting room: 6650 Trout Creek Ridge Rd, Mt Hood-Parkdale

Double Mountain Brewery's Selections:

Hop Lion: Double Mountain's flagship IPA ($2.50/12oz bottle)

Sally Can Wait: Export Lager - their current seasonal offering

Pick up at the tasting room: 8 4th Street, Hood River

Past Events

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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
return this fall! No reservations are necessary. Meet at the Hood River Hotel, corner of Oak and First Streets and take a 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.


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.