Thanks to the generous support of Portland General Electric (PGE) (through our corporate partnership program), come explore how the development of power production at Willamette Falls transformed our region.

Hydropower played a monumental role in Pacific Northwest history. Many types of machines were needed to keep the lights on. 

Hydropower played a monumental role in Pacific Northwest history. Many types of machines were needed to keep the lights on. 

Engineer T.W. Sullivan sat at his desk to design the power station at Willamette Falls. He later became mayor of Oregon City.

Engineer T.W. Sullivan sat at his desk to design the power station at Willamette Falls. He later became mayor of Oregon City.

Sit on hand-carved benches while enjoying short films on the Willamette Falls (benches gifted by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde).

Sit on hand-carved benches while enjoying short films on the Willamette Falls (benches gifted by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde).