1600 Air Museum Rd.

Hood River, OR 97031


(541) 308-1600

Open Daily 9 - 5

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day


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Stories About Our Objects

Gene's 1927 Ford Model T

Gene and Bonnie Wright standing in front of their 1927 Ford Model T at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. This 1927 Ford Model T, on loan from Gene & Bonnie Wright, was is one of the last Model T's built before production ended in May, 1927.

Production of the Model T began in October, 1908 and continued and grew for nineteen years, establishing the importance of the automobile in world culture and economy. Henry Ford's moving assembly line was the genesis of mass production.

The expression, "You can have it any color, so long as it's black." may never have been uttered by Henry Ford despite its widespread appeal and acceptance. Beginning in 1914 and ending in 1926, Ford sold the Tin Lizzie only in black for a pragmatic reason: black paint dried faster than color, allowing faster production. In 1926, to bolster sagging sales, Ford again offered colors.

With the benefits of high volume production and advancements in technology the 1927 Model T cost less than a quarter of the price of the original 1908 model.


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News Flash  

Gazebo Build This Weekend

October 17 and 18 Pioneer Log Homes of BC will sponsor the gazebo build at WAAAM.

Gazebo Build Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict with the film crew the gazebo build has been postponed.

Gazebo Build

Pioneer Log Homes of BC is sponsoring a gazebo build at the museum on October 10 and 11.



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Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

Find out more on our volunteer page.


Memberships & Sponsorships

Members enjoy special benifits.

There are four levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Solo Membership: $50.00 – One Individual Membership
  • Family Membership: $100.00 – 2 adults and children/grandchildren 18 years old and under.
  • Membership +1: $120.00 – One individual membership plus one guest.
  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.


Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!