CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU HERE
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.
We would like to bring the current exhibition, Ingenious! to you while the Museum is closed and you're unable to visit us yourselves.
In celebrating the amazing, creative, inventive people we have living here in the Gorge, we will be highlighting a few of the people and their inventions who are part of our exhibition.
Getting a Grip
Another intriguing, if not whimsical, item in the exhibition is a gadget constructed of PVC pipe, red knee guard padding, clamps and black tape. Its purpose is to test the relative strength of fingers of a human hand.
Gadget to Test Strength of Human Grip
Made by Aram Soghikian
PVC pipe, red knee guard padding,black tape
On loan from Aram Soghikian.
Local engineer Aram Soghikian made
this in conjunction with a project carried out by Hood River students.
Their experimental equipment was designed to help a person who had damaged the nerve endings in her hand in an accident.
Experimental Sensory Prostheses
Equipment to Stimulate Hand
Proprioception. (Nerve Ending Awareness)
Made by Hood River students under the guidance of engineer Aram Soghikian.
On loan from Aram Soghikian.
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, When the Museum is open again, 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.
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.