Don't miss Historic The Dalles Days Sept. 18-21, 2008

The Dalles, Oregon circa 1880's, as seen from Brewery Grade

Historic The Dalles Days Committee

In the spring of 1998 a select group of highly dedicated and knowledgeable people formed a committee to perpetuate and promote the rich history and cultural diversity of The Dalles, Oregon. The mission of the group is to present to the public the history of our older historic sites that are being renovated, as well as to introduce newer interpretive attractions being developed.

The committee organizes an annual celebration of history each September, called "Historic The Dalles Days." In addition, the committee serves as a common forum for issues pertaining to the history of The Dalles and the region. In 2006 the Downtown Merchant Association joined forces with the Historical The Dalles Days committee to plan The Dalles Sesquincentennial celebration in 2007.

Planning meetings for the 2008 Historic The Dalles Days are held the third Tuesday of each month, at 4:00 p.m. Locations vary, and each month are held at a different one of our historic sites. See our Events Calendar for meeting locations.

To ask about upcoming Historic The Dalles Days events, contact Mary Stocks at
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce
404 West Second St.
The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Member organizations

Wasco County Historical Society
For information, contact: 541-296-1867.

Original Wasco County Courthouse
410 West Second Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Old St. Peters Landmark

The church building was built in 1897 and was used until 1969, as a larger church building was needed. The building, one of the finest Gothic Revival structures in The Dalles, has been renovated and is open the to the public as a museum and a wedding chapel.

The Dalles Art Association 

The Art Center was built in 1910 with a donation of $10,000 from Andrew Carnegie for use as a library. This building is one of the 2,509 libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie. The building has been occupied since 1966 by The Dalles Art Association and is used an art gallery.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
and Wasco County Historical Museum

Explore the Columbia River Gorge from its beginnings 40 million years ago until today. Discover the rich history of the area by viewing the exhibits in the museum.
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The Dalles Mural Society

Large murals portraying famous moments in history magnificently illustrated by renown northwest artists. Located primarily in Downtown The Dalles, Oregon. A cultural and educational experience for all ages

Fort Dalles Museum

The site was first occupied in 1850 and was called Camp Drum. In 1853 the name was changed to Fort Dalles. By the late 1850's the Indian frontier had moved east and after temporary use in 1867 to 68 there was no longer a need for a fort in The Dalles. The museum has been in operation since 1905 preserving the Surgeon's Quarters, the last remaining building of Fort Dalles.

Wasco County Pioneer Association
The Association is a non-profit Oregon corporation; membership is open to anyone with an interest in early-Oregon history.
The annual meeting is held in The Dalles on the
first Saturday in May.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses and helps to develop the local economy.
Downtown Merchant's Association
For information, contact Doug Kirchofer
[email protected]



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