Heritage Station Museum Ends Museum Tour Appointments Due to Flooding
August 18, 2020 Pendleton, Oregon—The Umatilla County Historical Society’s Heritage Station
Museum has stopped offering museum tour appointments due to flooding in one of its galleries. On
Tuesday August 11th one of the museum galleries, housed in the historic 1909 Train Depot,
experienced flooding. No artifacts were lost or damaged during the flood and damage was contained
to exhibit displays cases, carpet, drywall, and baseboards.
Since July 28th, the Heritage Station Museum has offered museum tour appointments to visitors. These
tour appointments were 2-hour blocks of time that allowed visitors the comfort of a safe, stress free
museum experience even during Covid-19. During these tour appointments, visitors were able to visit
the much-anticipated Umatilla Gold Exhibit and also view a tribute the Til Taylor.
All visitor appointments have been cancelled and work has begun to clean up and repair the issue.
Due to the time it will take for clean up and repairs the museum will be closed to the public until work
is complete. There is currently no re-opening date for Heritage Station Museum as repair work is
For more information about the Umatilla County Historical Society, or to make a donation to help
support the Heritage Station Museum please contact Umatilla County Historical Society Executive
Director Kari Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-276-0012.