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300 E Port Marina Dr, Hood River, OR 97031

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©2020 by The History Museum of Hood River County

EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

INNOVATION
Local Inventors—
Remarkable Creativity

February thru June 2020

Our small community has produced an amazing array of innovations in every sphere of human activity—agricultural, aquaculture, recreation, and engineering technology. From late-19th-century school desks, to 20th-century fruit sorters and electrical circuit switches, to unmanned aerial vehicles—the list of innovative devices and technologies originating in the area or significantly improved by local ingenuity is impressive.

 

Who were/are the local inventors? What did they invent? What did they patent? Practical, actual innovative items are teamed with engineering illustrations to reveal the inner workings of local inventions and innovations.

Prototype for an EMT uniform with built-in adjustable back support. Patented by Leo Ochoa.

Model of the Farmers Screen™ from the Farmers Conservation Alliance.

Collapsable Stroller patented by Scott A. Sutherland and Andy Von Flotow.

FLEXROTOR UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) made by Aerovel.

Experimental Prostheses Equipment to stimulate hand proprioception (nerve ending awareness). Made by Hood River students under the guidance of engineer, Aram Soghikian.