Museum Fundraiser Focuses on Historical Photos


The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum boasts a collection of more than 5,000 historical photographs and now copies of the most popular are available for purchase.

Thanks to a herculean effort by the staff and volunteer Curator Rich Curran, more than 100 photos have been printed, matted, framed, and hung in the Temporary Gallery. The 8×10-inch black and white photos are in 11×14-inch frames suitable for display. The sale is a fundraiser for the museum.

“Many of these photos have not been printed for more than 100 years and each one is a unique glimpse back in time. They range from shots of sternwheelers to logging operations to families at the homestead. At just $12 each they will make great Christmas gifts,” said Curran.

The Temporary Gallery is adjacent to the lobby and visitors are not required to pay admission to view and purchase photos. The Museum Store also is available to visitors. The museum is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.