Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum, located in The Dalles, serves as the official interpretive center for the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. The spectacular facility on Crates Point overlooking the river provides exhibits that highlight the natural beauty, geologic history, and rich heritage of the area.

At the request of Wasco County and the Discovery Center Board, and with financial support from the Oregon Investment Board and the Oregon Legislature, in January 2009 Governor Ted Kulongoski designated the Discovery Center and Wasco County Historical Museum an Oregon Solutions Project. The goal of the project was to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Discovery Center by encouraging new partnerships, improving the governance structure, and developing a collaborative business model to help alleviate the debt burden carried by Wasco  County and attract future funding for the Discovery Center.

Objectives

The goal of the project was to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Discovery Center by encouraging new partnerships, improving the governance structure, and developing a collaborative business model to help alleviate the debt burden carried by Wasco County and attract future funding for the Discovery Center.

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center