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Columbia Gorge Museums

Welcome to the museums section! Here you'll find links to all museums located in the Gorge along with a detailed review of each (includes pictures!)

News and Events

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Performance: The acclaimed Portland Actors Ensemble performs Shakespeare's beloved comedy of mistaken identity. Bring your own chair! Cost: FREE! When: Saturday, July 21st at 3PM. Where: Maryhill Museum of Art. Visit for more info! - 7/21

2nd Saturday's at WAAM: When: Saturday, July 14th from 10AM-2PM. Where: 1600 Air Museum Rd., Hood River. - 7/14

Guthrie Film Debut & Musical Tribute: Join us as we host the Gorge debut of "Roll on Columbia," the new film about folk musician Woody Guthrie, and the songs inspired by his work for theBonneville Power Administration. Guthrie tribute groups "The Wanderers" and "The Renegade String Band" will perform LIVE between the 5PM and 7:15PM movie screenings. Cost of attendance is $7 (movie and music included). An optional salmon buffet dinner will be served by the Basalt Rock Cafe, for $15. Dinner and music begin at 6:15PM in the Meyer Memorial Trust River Gallery. Beer/wine will be available for purchase. Advance RSVPs are required, and seating is limited. For more tickets, call: 541.296.8600 x201. - 10/22

Museum Week: You're invited to attend "Museum Week" at Maryhill Museum of Art October 11-13 and 18-20! Maryhill hosts hundreds of regional 3rd/4th graders for a day of exploration and fun. Kids will look at portraits, make their own artworks and be entertained by storytellers.

Beside the Big River: Images & Art of the Mid-Columbia Indian Tribes. Location: Maryhill Museum. Call 509-773-3733 for more info. - 10/1 through 10/31

Sherman Co. Historical Museum Needle Creations in Moro, Oregon. Artist Series: Mavis Olsen. Call 541.565.3232 for more info. - 10/1 through 10/31

Car is King Weekend: Oct 1st: Public Drive, Conours de Maryhill and Family fun. Veggie Car Race. Oct 2nd: Maryhill Loops Hill Climb. Check out for more info. - 10/1 and 10/2

Astronomy Night: Where: The Discovery Center. When: Friday, Sept. 30th. Time: 6-9PM. Call 541-296-8600 for more information. - 9/30

Historic Railroads of Wasco County: Featuring The Union Pacific. Where: The Discovery Center. When: September 30th. Time: 1PM. Call 541-296-8600 for more info. - 9/30

Smithsonian Day at Maryhill: Time: 1-4PM. Admission is FREE! - 9/24 through 9/25

Sherman County Historical Museum Riverside Quilters will be at the Sherman Co. Museum all month! Check out local quilters/jewelry designers from Moro, Rufus, Goldendale, Wasco and Antelope! Hours: 10AM-5PM. - 7/1 through 7/31

Ardent Amateurs: Photographers Lee Moorhouse and J.W. Thompson. Curator of Art. 7PM at Maryhill Museum. - 7/21

"Make Your Own Book of the Columbia River" (1-4PM) at Family Fun Day at the Maryhill Museum on 7/16

2-1 Admission at the Discovery Center! Simply mention The Dalles Rodeo and receive one free admission with one paid admission! - 7/14 through 7/16

Feeling Patriotic? Make your own flag at Maryhill Museum on Monday, July 4th from 1PM-3PM. An unforgettable experience! - 7/4

Maryhill Museum: "Process & Presence: Selections - Museum of Contemporary Craft" - 6/1 through 6/30

Dad's Enter FREE! All Dad's get into the Discovery Center (The Dalles) FREE on Father's Day weekend! - 6/18 and 6/19

Ceramics Lecture w/Jim Koudelka at Maryhill Museum. Call 509.773.3733 for more info. - 4/23

Beadmaking Workshop with Carol Heath Stabile @ Maryhill Museum of Art. Call 509.773.3733 or visit for more info. - 4/22