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December 2, 2020 Update: We are unfortunately closed until further notice. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your continued support.

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Dear Museum Members and Visitors,

We ask you to help us continue to stay open by putting into practice basic safety measures. Keep your 6 foot social distance, wear a mask, and please refrain from touching exhibits. We thank you in advance for following these protocols to ensure your continued good health.

If you have an upcoming event scheduled, please contact us. We are ready for meetings and small events to be rescheduled. We also suggest scheduling a visit for small classroom groups. Our event coordinator can be reached at

If your need for a response is urgent, please contact our Executive Director, Carolyn Purcell, at 541-296-8600 ext. 245.

We appreciate your concern and generosity during this difficult time. Please continue your support (which is needed now more than ever) by donating here. Keep in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter here.

The scenic Riverfront Trail remains open. The City of The Dalles has placed an outdoor Port-a-Potty at the museum’s start to the trail for your use. We encourage you to enjoy the spring flowers, but please continue to clean up after yourself and your pets.

We look forward to seeing you once again.

The CGDC&M Team

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