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Donate Collection Items

What does the Mt. Hood Museum collect?


  • We collect all things related to Mount Hood. Photographs: we have a large collection of photographs and want to grow the collection. All types of photographic materials are accepted, from vintage black and white prints, to digital files and videos. We like people, places, and things related to Mount Hood and the surrounding area, including all of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Documentary photographs of buildings, signs, and special places are highly desirable. Don’t want to give up heirloom family photographs? We don’t blame you for wanting to keep these photos but consider letting us scan old photographs and share the digital files with the museum.

  • Archive papers are a big part of the collection. Important letters, documents, and records relating to business or personal matters are an important part of the community’s history.

  • Printed books about the area, both nonfiction and fiction are highly desirable.

  • Vintage outdoor recreation equipment and clothing are of special interest to the museum. Memorabilia associated with outdoor recreation clubs is highly desirable.

  • Locally crafted art and utilitarian objects should be preserved and shared by the museum.

Call the museum (503-272-3301) and ask if we are interested in your objects. The collection committee will review your donation and get back to you.  Please provide as much documentation as you can, such as who, what, when, and where.

Please don’t ask us to store it for you until a later date, and don’t request that the item be placed on permanent exhibit.