miss Historic The Dalles Days Sept. 18-21, 2008
Dalles, Oregon circa 1880's, as seen from Brewery Grade
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
404 West Second St.
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
County Historical Society
For information, contact: 541-296-1867.
Wasco County Courthouse
410 West Second Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.
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