Clink! A Taste of Oregon exhibit visits History Museum

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders. This unique, engaging exhibition, which will be on display at The History Museum from March 1-April 30 tells the stories of some of the individuals and institutions that propelled Oregon wine onto the national and international stage.

Clink! traces the history of Oregon wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative efforts to control alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine industry in the 1960s and finally to what the future may bring for these thriving Oregon businesses.

The traveling exhibition features 12 colorful banners with photographs and text illustrating the history of the flourishing Oregon wine industry. Two iPads provide digital interactive experiences to complement the graphics. Visitors may scroll through and view wine-related objects dating back to the 19th century through a digitized artifact catalog. A virtual AVA map with touch screen capability gives wine enthusiasts the chance to explore the major winegrowing areas of Oregon and learn about typical wine varietals grown in each part of the state.

Along with the Click exhibit The History Museum will feature throughout March and April Columbia Gorge Wineries and host several events including wine tastings, craft nights, and speakers.

Clink! Exhibit Grand Opening and Wine Tasting Gala

On February 28, from 6-8 p.m., The History Museum, 300 Port Marina Drive, Hood River, will host a special evening where the public may experience exhibit viewing, wine tasting, live music, dancing, light refreshments and receive a museum logo wine glass. This event is to be a fun evening as well as a fundraiser for The History Museum. General Admission is $35, or $30 for current Museum Members. Tickets for the event may be purchased at Waucoma Bookstore and at The History Museum. Ticket reservations may be made by calling The History Museum at 541-386-6772.

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