The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum will host its fourth annual Historic Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-9 p.m.
Children will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat through the Wasco County Street Scene, meeting historical characters along the way.
The Discovery Center exhibits will be dark and scary for the adventurous. A costume parade, campfire stories, Halloween movies and games will round out the evening festivities.
New to this year's event is the costume parade in which participants will be judged on specific categories. Vistors are encouraged to dress in the funniest, scariest, most original, most unusual costume or a costume of their choice. Winners of the contest will receive an award certificate.
Over the last four years, the Discovery Center has seen an average of 400 visitors for each Historic Halloween.
"Our goal is to educate and inspire an appreciation for history," said Mike Perry, executive director at the Discovery Center. "We are delighted to offer this safe, educational alternative and teach visitors about the history of Halloween."
There is no admission charge but a suggested donation of $3 per family is appreciated.
For more information call (541) 296-8600.