To be eligible for the Cultural Tax Credit, you must donate to a qualified nonprofit in Oregon in the same tax year. If you have a nonprofit and would like to be included on this list, please fill out the application here:

In Wasco County, these are the nonprofits that qualify:
Arts in Education of the Gorge 1009 Eugene St, Hood River, OR 97031 541-387-5031 ein: 91-1817572 

Cascade Singers 308 E 10th St, The Dalles, OR 541-296-3692 ein: 93-0903050 

Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Committee 323 E. 4th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-298-8533 ein: 94-3149720 

Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-506-6111 ein: 93-0740519 

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum 5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-296-8600 ein: 93-1200312 

Dufur Historical Society & Living History Museum PO Box 462, Dufur, OR 541-467-2205 ein: 51-0157403 

Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead Foundation PO Box 591, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-296-8213 ein: 30-0589167 

Friends of the Waldron Brothers Drugstore PO Box 1065, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 ein: 83-3747910 

Gorge Artists Inc 1135 Canyon Way, The Dalles, OR 541-478-0171 ein: 38-3761030 

North Wasco County SD#21 Education Foundation 3632 W 10th St, The Dalles, OR 541-506-3420x1022 ein: 94-3205304 

Original Courthouse Preservation Corporation 410 W 2nd Pl, The Dalles, OR ein: 93-0757104 

Southern Wasco County Library Foundation 507 Grant Avenue, Maupin, Oregon 97037 (541)395-2208 ein: 85-1245398 

St Peters Landmark Preservation Inc 405 Lincoln St. PO Box 882, The Dalles, OR 97058 Wasco 541-298-8861 541-296-5686 ein: 23-7120819 

The Dalles Art Association 220 E 4th St, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-296-4759 ein: 93-0681535 

The Dalles Main Street Program 710 E Second St Suite 3, The Dalles, OR 541-370-2966 ein: 45-3456890 

The Dalles Mural Society PO Box 444, The Dalles, OR 541-993-2556 ein: 93-1111948 

The Dalles Riverfront Trail 414 Washington St #1D, The Dalles, OR 541-296-9533 ein: 93-1141502 

The Dalles-Wasco County Library Foundation 722 Court St, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-296-2815 ein: 94-3163912 

The National Neon Sign Museum 200 E 3rd Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 (541) 370-2242 ein: 47-4053295 

The Shaniko Preservation Guild PO Box 123, Shaniko, OR 541-489-3434 ein: 81-0658191 

The Town and Country Players PO Box 62, Maupin, OR 541-328-6357 ein: 93-0923367 

Wasco County Historical Society 300 W 13th St, The Dalles, OR 541-296-1867 ein: 93-1081765 

Wonderworks Children’s Museum PO Box 355, The Dalles, OR 97058 541-980-5922 ein: 93-0686750  

Cultural Inventory

The members of the Wasco County Cultural Coalition developed this inventory.  Survey data at the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office was included for properties listed as “eligible/significant” in respect to the National Register of Historic Places.  Individual homes with this designation that are privately owned are not included here, but historic districts are included.  In developing this list the coalition sought to include all the communities of Wasco County: Antelope, Celilo, Clarno, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Rowena, Shaniko, The Dalles, Tygh Valley, and Wamic. 

The coalition recognizes that the list may not be complete and welcomes additional information for inclusion in future drafts.  Some entries are listed more than once if they are both a historic structure and a cultural organization.


Historical Societies

Arts/Cultural Organizations

Community Music Organizations

Education/Childhood Development

Annual Events

Public Art

Historic Sites

Historic Cemeteries

Historic Travel Routes



Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and
Wasco County Historical Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058

Dufur Historical Museum
located in the historic Schreiber Log Cabin
93 N. Main Street
Dufur, OR 97021

Ft. Dalles Museum
oldest history museum in Oregon
located in the Fort Dalles Surgeon’s Quarters historic building
500 West 15th Street
The Dalles ,OR 97058

The Museum at Warm Springs
PO Box 909
Warm Springs, OR 97761

Seufert Visitor Center/The Dalles Dam
Hwy 197
The Dalles, OR 97058

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Historical Societies

Columbia Gorge Genealogical Society
c/o Lorna Elliot, The Dalles Public Library
722 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Dufur Historical Society
Located in the Historic Schreiber Log Cabin

Wasco County Historical Society
located at historic Rorick House
300 W. 13th Street St. The Dalles OR 97058

Wasco County Pioneer Association
PO Box 582
The Dalles OR 97058

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Arts/Cultural Organizations

Columbia Fibers Guild
c/o Carolyn Wright
PO Box 153
The Dalles, OR 97058

Mid-Columbia Folklore Society 

The Dalles Art Center
220 East 4th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

All Together The Dalles
220 East 4th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Southern Wasco County Library
410 Deschutes Ave. Maupin, OR 97037

The Dalles Family History Center
1815 E. 15th
The Dalles, OR 97058.

The Dalles Mural Society

The Dalles Theater Company

The Dalles/Wasco County Public Library
722 Court Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Town & Country Players
PO Box 62
Maupin, OR 97037

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Community Music Organizations

Gorge Winds Concert Band
Greg Weast, Columbia River Music
410 East 2nd Street
The Dalles, OR 97058
or San and Diana Grott,

Mid-Columbia Community Concert
Patty Blagg 541-298-4352

Cascade Singers
308 East 10th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

The Herbring House
313 W 4th St, The Dalles, OR, United States, 97058 

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Education/Childhood Development

Columbia Gorge Arts in Education
Leith Gaines
1009 Eugene Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Columbia Gorge Community College
400 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058

Dufur School District
802 NE 5th Street
Dufur, OR 97021

Mid-Columbia Music Teachers Association
1301 Hermits Way
The Dalles, OR 97058

Mosier Community Charter School
PO Box 307
1204 1st Ave. Mosier, OR 97040

North Wasco County School District
3632 West 10th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

South Wasco County School District
PO Box 346
Maupin, OR 97037

St. Mary’s Academy
1112 Cherry Heights Rd. The Dalles, OR 97058

P.O. Box 355
The Dalles, OR 97058

Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC)
of Wasco County and Migrant Head Start Program
1300 West 9th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Migrant Education Program
400 E. Scenic Drive, Suite 207
The Dalles 97058

The Dalles Head Start Program
1717 W. 10th St. The Dalles, OR 97058
Operated through Mid-Columbia Children’s Council
1100 E. Marina Way, Suite 250
Hood River, OR 97031

Tygh Valley Head Start
Operated through Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, 541-386-2010. 1100 E. Marina Way, Suite 250
Hood River, OR 97031

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Annual Events

Barlow Road Interpretive Programs, mid-September living history and pioneer wagon camp at White River Station Campground, sponsored by Barlow Ranger District, US Forest Service, 541-467-2291.

Celilo Pow-Wow

Dufur Threshing Bee, mid-August Dufur community event.

Ft. Dalles Rodeo, mid-July in The Dalles, Ft. Dalles Rodeo Association.

Historic The Dalles Days, September event, Dan Spatz, Editor, The Dalles Chronicle, 315 Federal, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-296-2141.

Northwest Cherry Festival, mid-April, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, 404 W. 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-296-2231.

Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days Powwow, late June, Warm Springs, 541-553-1293.

Shaniko Days, early August community event.

Starlight Parade, late November, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, 404 W. 2nd Street, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-296-2231.

Wasco County Fair, mid-August event held in Tygh Valley

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Public Art

The Dalles Downtown Murals

Antelope sculpture at The Dalles County Court House, 511 Washington Street

Totem at Mosier

Bear sculptures at The Dalles - Wasco County Public Library, 722 Court Street

The Dalles Art Center, changing exhibits open free to the public, 220 E. 4th Street

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Historic Sites

The Dalles

Anderson (Lewis) House and Barn
Carnegie Library
Civic Auditorium
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway
Eagle Caves
Fort Dalles Surgeon’s Quarters
Granada Theater
Indian Shaker Church & Gulich Homestead
Original Wasco County Courthouse
Pulpit Rock
Rock Fort Lewis and Clark Campsite
St. Peters Landmark, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
The Dalles Commercial Historic District
Tom McCall Park
Trevitt’s Addition Historic District

City Jail-1890 Vernacular
Methodist Episcopal Church-1897 Arts & Crafts
AOUW Lodge Hall-1893 Vernacular

Historic Celilo Falls 

Clarno School-1914 vernacular

Balch Hotel, 1907 brick Italianate
Schreiber Log Cabin-1901 Vernacular

Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway

Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway, including historic twin tunnels
Mosier Mounds Complex

Barlow Road, Barlow Road Historic District
Smock Parairie Schoolhouse

Shaniko Historic District
Imperial Stock Ranch Headquarters

Livery Stable
Stage Stop

Friend School
Buskuhl Store and Post Office

Other Properties
Shearers Bridge
White River Falls
Schoolhouses/Grange Halls throughout county
Petroglyphs (in natural locations)

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Historic Cemeteries

Antelope Cemetery
Bakeoven Cemetery
Buzan (Flanagan) Cemetery
Catholic (Kingsley/Henricks) Cemetery
Catholic Cemetery-Dufur
Celilo Indian Cemetery, above Celilo
Clarno Cemetery
Cow Canyon Grade
Criterion Cemetery
Eightmile Cemetery
French Cemetery
Friend Cemetery
GAR Cemetery
Grave Island Memorial
Graveyard Butte Cemetery
Happy Ridge, Tygh Valley
Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
Hinton-Ward Cemetery
Hot Springs Cemetery
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery-Dufur
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery-Mosier
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery-The Dalles
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery-Tygh Valley
Kelly Cemetery-Maupin
Kingsley Cemetery
Lone Pine Cemetery
Masonic Cemetery-The Dalles
McClure Cemetery-Mosier
Memaloose Island
Miller Cemetery
Mosier Pioneer Cemetery
Obrist cemetery
Petersburg Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery
Pratt Cemetery
Red lake Cemetery
Rice Cemetery
Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery
Simnasho Cemetery
Smock Prairie-Wamic
Sunset Cemetery-The Dalles
Tillotson Cemetery
Traxtle Cemetery
Tygh Valley Pioneer Cemetery
Upper Mill Creek Cemetery
Viewpoint Grave Island memorial
Wamic Cemetery
Wapinitia Cemetery
Warner Cemetery

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Historic Travel Routes

Lewis and  Clark  Trail
Oregon  Trail           
Barlow  Road
The  Dalles  Military Road 
The  Celilo  Canal (1915 - 1957)     
The Dalles - California  Highway (1925)

The  Railroads :
The Dalles -  Celilo  Railroad (1863-1882)
Oregon State Portage  Railroad  (1905-1915)
The Oregon Rail & Navigation and Union  Pacific (1882 - present)
The Great  Southern Railroad - The Dalles to Friend (1905-1936)
The  Columbia  Southern Railroad - to Shaniko (1897 - 1964)
The Oregon  Trunk Railroad - up the Deschutes River (1911- present)
The Deschutes Railroad - up the Deschutes River (1911-1936)