This historic event venue was built to memorialize veterans of World War I. Built in 1921, The Civic has been a gathering place for local cultural, entertainment, ceremonial, social, and recreational events ranging from concerts and theatricals to high school graduation ceremonies. The Dalles Civic Auditorium has since been rededicated as a memorial to all veterans.
The Dalles Civic Auditorium is owned and operated by the non-profit corporation Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation committee. Funding comes from rentals, memberships, donations, fundraising activities and grants.