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Your Donation Makes a Difference

With your help, The History Museum of Hood River County can continue to provide its great services to the public. You would be contributing towards the continuing education of all people who walk through our doors. If you had a good experience in the past, or if you were lucky enough to visit us at one of our special exhibitions, know that all this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters.

A donation of any amount would be appreciated. Please consider becoming a sustaining supporter at the level of:

 $2,500 - Diamond 

                      $1,000 - Gold

                         $500 - Bronze

There is always a need to collect and preserve the artifacts that tell the story of the development of this community we call home. We would be delighted to talk with you about our planned giving program: a Legacy donation today that will sustain the Museum into the future.






The History Museum is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Donations are tax deductible.  

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     Memberships are available at a variety of levels:

          $35  Individual
$50  Family*

  $25  Student or Senior   

$250  Supporting Patron


*Immediate family living in the same household.

All members receive free admission to the Museum, a 10% discount in the Gift Shop, and a subscription to the Museum's quarterly newsletter, The Paddlewheel. Supporting Patrons also receive bonus passes to the Museum and a listing in The Paddlewheel newsletter.

Business level memberships offer several benefits for your staff and family, bonus passes to the Museum and a listing in The Paddlewheel newsletter and on this website. Business Benefactors also receive a private tour of the collection for eight guests.

$150   Business Patron

$250   Business Sponsor

$500   Business Benefactor

Please call the Museum for further information about the Business Memberships.

Click here to purchase your membership online, or go to the Membership tab in the menu above.



Come join the volunteer crew at The History Museum!
We have tasks to fit any interest, such as:

Front Desk

Share your love of history! Be the face of the Museum by welcoming
visitors. Tasks may include: Greeting, answering questions, taking


Delve into the Museum's extensive research archives to help answer requests
for information. Tasks may include:  Document and computer-based research,

data entry, writing reports.

Collections Care

Contribute to preserving and organizing the Museum's collections. Tasks may include: object handling and
cleaning, data entry, photography, inventory.


Help plan and carry out Museum events like the Tea Party, Cemetery Tales, speakers series, and fundraising events. Tasks may include: attending planning meetings, event set-up, event hosting, AV/tech support.

Gift Shop

Help us maintain and organize the museum shop.Tasks may include: sourcing and stocking product, display
set-up, inventory management.


Lend a hand to create the exhibits that bring The History Museum to life! Tasks may include: exhibit design, research, installation, painting, writing.

Create Your Own Adventure

Have a skill or interest that you think might be useful? Give us a call and we will find the right project for you.

 (541) 386-6772 or write to—