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COLUMBIA  GORGE  MUSEUM

Immerse yourself in the rich and diverse history, stories, culture, and people of the Columbia River Gorge.

Events and Exhibitions

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NEW EXHIBITION: Ms. Molly's Voice: Freedom and Family Spoken in Fabric

Meet Ms. Molly, an enslaved woman who used her skill in design and creating quilts to document her life, communicate with the Underground Railroad, and express unwavering love and commitment to her family.

As the stories of these quilts continue to spread, Ms. Molly is now being heard around the nation.

This exhibition will be more than an opportunity to view historical quilt design. It's an opportunity for you to feel a glimpse of that love Ms. Molly had for her family along with the tragedies and hardships experienced in that time.

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Opening: June 1st (Special Members Opening @ 6pm)

Closing: July 31st

Featured:

  • Jim Tharpe - Miss Mollie's great, great grandson.

  • Country Roads Quilt

  • Jacob's Ladder Quilt

  • All photography credit goes to Jim Tharpe and the Hartsfield Family Collection

OPB INTERVIEW

Available Now

Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" interviews Jim Tharpe, Ms. Molly's great-great grandson, and museum executive director, Louise Palermo, on Ms. Molly's story, the historical significance of her quilts, and how they came to the Columbia Gorge Museum. 

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All photography credit goes to Jim Tharpe and the Hartsfield Family Collection

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RE-DISCOVER

WHAT WAS

LOST

Photographer: Lauren Welborn

General Admissions

Available for purchase at the front desk of the museum

Paid Admissions
  • Adults................................ $10
  • Seniors (Over 60).......... $8
  • Students........................... $8
  • Children (6-12).............. $6
  • Family (4+)....................... $30
  • Group Tours..................... $8 per guest
Available Discounts
  • AAA Members............... 10% off
  • Military.............................. 10% off
Free Admissions
  • CGM Members
  • NARM Members
  • Ft. Vancouver Regional Library Pass
  • Libraries of Eastern Oregon Pass
  • Richland Library System Pass

Host An Event To Remember

Are you looking to host an office party, wedding, birthday party, class reunion, or maybe just a great get together? If so we would love to host it.

The museum boasts thousands of square feet of available space including a meeting room, theater, large outdoor patio, as well as the Grand Gallery. Our staff would love to show you the space and help make your event one to remember.

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