PO Box 86, 127 W Broadway, Goldendale Washington 98620
In 1888, twenty-nine year old Dartmouth graduate Winthrop Bartlett Presby came to Goldendale and soon after began the study of law under Judge Ralph "Oregon" Dunbar. During this time he assisted with the drafting of the Washington State Constitution. In his lifetime, Presby was mayor of Goldendale, a U.S. Land Commissioner and a member of the Washington State Senate.
In 1902, he contracted with Pierce Bros. carpenters to build the house at an estimated cost of $8000. The house boasts twenty rooms on three floors. The main floor features four fireplaces with ornately carved wood mantels, inlaid with ceramic tile. Today, it is the home of the Klickitat County Historical Museum. The museum features household items including a large coffee mill collection. There is also a research library and gift shop.
There are many Historic Houses preserved in all regions of Washington.
Other History nearby:
(The Dalles) Cultural Resources at The Dalles
(Hood River) Hood River County Historical Museum
(Parkdale) Hutson Museum
(Goldendale) Klickitat County Historical Museum
(Goldendale) Presby House
(Grandview) Ray E Powell Museum
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06/18 Coming to The Goldendale area
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.
Huckleberry Festival Bingen WA September6-8 Music, parade, kids games, entertainment.