Chatter Fall 2017

Heritage Night 2017 is November 4

A two-night stay in one of Mount Hood’s storybook Steiner Cabins is just one of the great auction items for this year’s Heritage Night at the Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp.

Your membership is your ticket to an evening of food, libations, friends, live music and great auction items. You can join or renew your membership at the door.
Heritage Night begins at 6 p.m. and continues until about 9 p.m.

From the President

The Museum and other Mount Hood tourist businesses experienced record attendance this summer, except for the eclipse days. We enjoy all the people visiting the Museum and Visitor Information Center, but it leaves little time for exhibit maintenance or upgrades, and the paperwork associated with museum collections and normal business really stacks up. Unfortunately, that work will need to wait as staff and volunteers concentrate on our fall events.

First on the fall schedule is Snowvana, Oct 20 and 21. The museum’s booth at this ski show will showcase our vintage ski gear collection. Be sure to stop by to collect your free promotional item and to purchase your raffle tickets for skis and an overnight ski cabin package. Heritage Night at the Museum is Saturday, Nov. 4. The hosted food, beer and wine is always outstanding. We already have some great auction items, including vintage snow gear for cabin décor, original artwork, a cargo box trailer, and more unique items just in time for holiday gifts. Please call the museum if you have something to donate to the auction.

The monthly Social History Happy Hour on October 28 will feature Dave Tragethon, recapping 50 years of skiing at Mt. Hood Meadows. We’ll skip the November lecture with all the events and holidays. The December Happy Hour will feature outtakes from the R. L. Kohnstamm’s historic Timberline movie collection. This collection consists of movies made at Timberline Lodge between 1955 and 1995. If you skied or partied at Timberline during this era you may appear in these movies.

Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the museum will host a major traveling exhibit titled Winter Comes. This must-see exhibit traces the history of skiing around the world and in Oregon. It features rare artifacts, and historic photographs and videos and has been popular at the Deschutes and Klamath Falls History museums this past year..

We could sure some good volunteers this time of the year and appreciate any help available. Give us a call or email and we’ll match your skills and schedule.

Lloyd Musser
Board President
Mt. Hood Culture and Museum

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