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The Troutdale Historical Society

Preserving the Past,

Embracing the Future

Founded in 1968, the Troutdale Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to gathering and preserving information on the Troutdale and Columbia Gorge areas. 

Our mission at the Troutdale Historical Society is to gather and preserve material relating to the history of the community of Troutdale, the Sandy River, the Columbia River Gorge, and nearby areas to be available for public viewing. We are committed to stimulating interest in the history and knowledge of our past.

The year 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway. We continue to educate visitors at our King of Roads-Byway of the People exhibit describing the construction, destruction, and rebuilding of the Columbia River Gorge scenic route. Our programs focus on local landmarks, buildings, and sites in our community that tell the story of Troutdale.

Annually, we host a festive Christmas open house in the historic Fred E Harlow House. Keep an eye on our events page for more programs hosted by the Troutdale Historical Society.

Learn more here.

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Fred E Harlow House Museumsy.

Barn Exhibit Hall

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