Hood River Museum
At the Hood River Museum (300 E. Port Marina Dr., 541/386-6772, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–4 p.m. Sun. Apr.–Aug., noon–4 p.m. daily Sept.–Oct., donation), exhibits trace life in the Hood River Valley from prehistoric times to the founding of the first pioneer settlement in 1854. Native American stone artifacts, beadwork, and basketry, pioneer quilts, and a Victorian parlor set are on display.
The story of the area’s development as a renowned fruit-growing center is told, and the contributions of the local Finnish and Japanese communities, along with World War I memorabilia, introduce the first half of the 20th century. Photos and implements related to fruit harvesting and packing methods round out the historical collections on the first floor.
Antique logging equipment, dolls, and remnants of a presentation by local schoolchildren for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905 are also displayed.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel