Our Center

The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is housed in a beautiful structure in the heart of Government Camp. Located along the ruts of the historic Barlow Road, the building site offers a wonderful view of Mt. Hood. The building houses the museum exhibits and cultural center functions. The museum consists of six galleries plus a meeting/multipurpose room.

Mountain Art Gallery: This gallery features fine arts from the museum collection as well as current works from local artists and artwork produced in our classes. A wide variety of local art work is for sale with profits used to support the center and museum.

Mt. Hood Gallery: Learn about the unique natural history associated with an active volcano. Orient yourself on the three dimensional interactive mountain model.

Trailblazers Gallery: The pioneering and early exploration of Mt. Hood is featured in this gallery.

Going Downhill Fast: The exhibits in this space portray the evolution of skiing on Mt. Hood. The large collection of snow skis and associated equipment is of special interest to skiers.

Mt. Hood National Forest Gallery: This gallery includes a working forest fire lookout, a 1920's rangers office, a Civilian Conservation Corp tribute, and other changing exhibits focusing on the Forest Service and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

The Clubhouse Gallery: Currently this space houses our public internet computer center and several tribute cases to local ski clubs.

The Cultural Center and Museum is a multipurpose facility. In addition to the museum the facility serves as the community center, public meeting center, lecture hall and meeting room. The center is also available for private functions. Need a place to hold a meeting, party or reception? Rent a room or the whole building for a few hours or all day. Kitchen on site, use our caterer or your own. Call 503-272-3301 for details and fee schedule.