The History Museum Open for the Season


March 8, 2022

Media Contact:

Anna Goodwin, Executive Director, director@hoodriverhistorymuseum.org

History Museum of Hood River County New ExhibitionLaundry: It All Comes Out in the Wash

The History Museum of Hood River County is open for the season with an all-new exhibition – Laundry: It All Comes Out in the Wash. Splash into the surprising history of laundry! The exhibition explores the development of laundry technology from washboards and tubs to the advent of the modern washing machine. Discover how an ordinary chore can reveal details about culture, community, and life. The exhibition runs through June 25th.

For additional information, please contact Anna Goodwin, Executive Director at director@hoodriverhistorymuseum.org

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The History Museum is a vibrant center for engaging all people in a better understanding of the community’s heritage that preserves the past, relates it to the present and shapes our future. Led by the non-profit Hood River County Heritage Council, the Museum brings the region’s past and present to life through permanent displays, temporary exhibitions, and programs.

This beautiful place along the Columbia River has provided a home for successive peoples and generations. Their intriguing stories and struggles are told through a collection of artifacts, including art, decorative arts, costumes, photographs, tools, agricultural and sporting equipment, and archival documents. From Indigenous baskets and beadwork to the first windsurfing board, the diverse holdings of the museum mirror the area’s diverse people and their interests. The vintage photograph collection of over 20,000 items is a strong part of the collection which can be enjoyed by all online at historichoodriver.com.


The History Museum of Hood River County is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, free for children 10 and under and currently serving military personnel and families. The Museum is located at 300 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031. For further information, visit www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org.

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