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.
Be sure to see this informative and fascinating exhibition before it closes!
“Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or
are born to it, you become entranced
by our state’s beauty, the opportunity she affords, and the
of her citizens.”
Governor Tom McCall, 1973
Opening April 1
thru May 31
OREGON VOICES examines some of the important people, events, and ideas that have shaped the state in the modern era, from the end of World War II to the present. It features the people of Oregon, from Native Americans, who have lived here since time immemorial, to recent arrivals. It looks at Oregonians who have fought for and against social change. And it explores the land—how people have used it and how they have worked to save it.
Oregon Voices traveling exhibition is provided by the Oregon Historical Society.
Opening June 12th thru November 30
TO TASTING ROOMS
Discover the fascinating
history of spirits, wine,
and beer in Hood River County
From Hood River’s founding as a dry community to its transformation into a major destination for wine and beer enthusiasts, there are many colorful characters and entertaining stories along the way—from the famous temperance advocate Billy Sunday to the “booze barge” which made a memorable cruise on the Columbia River during Prohibition.
Following the end of Prohibition, the newly formed Hood River Distillers began making spirits from culled fruit. By the 1970s, grape growers had discovered the merits of growing grapes in the Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge. Shortly thereafter, the region also began to build a reputation for craft beers.
This exhibition will be presented in three parts:
PROHIBITION AND SPIRITS (June—July)