Chatter Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Chatter newsletter
The Annual Heritage Night Celebration is November 3, 2018!

A sailing trip in the South Puget Sound may be in your future if you attend the annual Heritage Night celebration at the Mt. Hood Museum in Government Camp. The sailing trip is one of many terrific items that will be part of the auction at the event. Museum membership is your ticket to an evening of food, drink, music,  friends, silent and oral auctions. This year’s event, “Welcome Home to the Mountain,” is Saturday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit our website for more information.


Upcoming Events:

Social History Happy Hour: Missoula Flood and Oregon Settlement Patterns Lecture by Rick Thompson.
Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Heritage Night - “Welcome Home to the Mountain”
An annual celebration at the museum. Saturday, Nov. 3, 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is museum membership.

Author’s Night
Join author Barney Scout Mann for an evening of stories and photos from his book “The Continental Divide: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Social History Happy Hour: Mount Hood Movie Outtakes.
Saturday, Dec. 29. Doors open at 6:30 pm


From the President

To the community:
The Mt. Hood Museum staff and volunteers have our own seasons and annual timelines. Our new year starts in June at the beginning of tourist season, bringing visitors from all over the world to Mount Hood. This steady stream of guests needing information continues non-stop through September. We see a sharp decline of visitors in the shoulder season of October and November, coinciding with event season - not a time to catch up on paperwork or maintenance. We pray for snow in November, as a little snow on the ground deters hikers and campers, giving staff a break before the real ski season starts. Weekends during the ski season are busy days at the museum with visitors touring our exhibits to learn the history of the mountain. Fall events include Snowvana, Oct 19 and 20, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Our museum booth at the event will showcase our vintage ski gear collection. On Nov. 3, we celebrate our annual Heritage Night at the Museum, the best museum event of the year. The hosted food, beer and wine is always outstanding. We already have some fantastic auction 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 27 will feature Rick Thompson describing how the Missoula Flood affected the settlement pattern of the Oregon Territory 175 years ago. We’ll skip the
November Happy Hour due to all the events and holidays this month. December Happy  Hour will feature outtakes from 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. We could sure some good volunteers this time of the year. We would appreciate any volunteer help available. Give us a call or email, and we’ll match your skills and availability with our needs.

Lloyd Musser
Board President
Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum